If the 8th annual Frozen Clam Dip & Obstaplunge is any indication of the year ahead, then 2019 promises to be epic! This year, our New Year’s Day plunge broke records in terms of participants, spectators and funds raised for our beneficiary, MENTOR Rhode Island.
MENTOR Rhode Island is a non-profit organization dedicated to the expansion of quality mentoring services for Rhode Island youth. This year, we were inspired to raise even more funds to help alleviate the $100,000 of funding that MENTOR Rhode Island lost for its Warwick Mentor Program in 2018.
We’re proud of our volunteers and participants who endured temporary discomfort to overcome the first obstacle of 2019. Our goal is two-fold: To raise funds and awareness for MENTOR Rhode Island so that they can inspire youth-in-need to persevere through challenging times, and to help our clients maintain a more resilient mindset during whatever challenges this year may bring.
Frozen Clam Dip & Obstaplunge by the numbers:
- $12,500 raised for MENTOR Rhode Island
- 400 spectators
- 200+ man-hours of setup
- 200 participants
- 100 Frozen Clam Dippers
- 100 Obstaplungers
- 34 sponsors
- 30+ volunteers
- 12 obstacles from our Warwick headquarters
- 1 way to start the New Year
Our client, friend and CEO of MENTOR Rhode Island, Jo-Ann Schofield taps into mental toughness to overcome obstacles, in the gym and in life. “With participation from others, we celebrated the New Year, the grit and determination it takes to overcome obstacles, the start of National Mentoring Month and the continuation of the Warwick Mentor Program.
Didn’t make it to our event? Check out scenes in some of the local press!
The Frozen Clam Dip & Obstaplunge, along with our Annual Giving Tree, is part of our philanthropy program, LbF love, which seeks to give back to the local community.