2023 Leo Brady- New Year's Day Plunge

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Name: 2023 Leo Brady- New Year's Day Plunge
Date: January 1, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

RING IN 2023 in the QUIET RESORTS with a NEW YEAR'S DAY PLUNGE!
The Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce, The Cottage Cafe & Bethany Boathouse proudly presents the Leo Brady - New Year's Day Plunge!

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ON-SITE REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK UP
Saturday, December 31st 
Bethany Boathouse,39187 Hickman Plaza Rd.
12 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Packet Pick-up/Registration (Gazebo Bar)

Sunday, January 1, 2023
10:00am - 11:30am - Packet Pick-up Registration 
11:15 am - Team Cottage Shuttle
12:00 pm - Plunge Garfield Pkwy. in Bethany Beach 
12:30 pm - Post Party at the Boathouse

 

REGISTER FOR TEAM COTTAGE/BOATHOUSE 
Register online or in-house. ($60) includes:
  • Plunge Fee
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Event Shirt
  • Team Giveaway
  • Liquid Courage
  • Nacho Bar
  • Plunge Exclusive Drink Specials 
  • Transportation to and from the swim
  • Post Plunge Party 
REGISTER FOR THE PLUNGE ONLY 
Pre-register online before Tuesday, December 27 at noon to receive discounted pricing. 
Pre-register before December 9th to guarantee shirt size.
Plunge-only ($25) registration includes: 
  • Plunge registration
  • Plunge shirt
  • Plunge Exclusive Drink Specials at the Post Plunge Party
Children's Plunge Rate ($20) for youth 16&U

*Upgrade to include the Nacho bar ($35 total)

PREREGISTER FOR THE POST PLUNGE PARTY WRISTBAND
For spectators/Scaredy cats/ towel holders($15) Includes: 
  • Exclusive Drink Specials 
  • Unlimited Nacho Bar
ON-SITE/DAY OF REGISTRATION PRICES 
Plunge - $30

Plunge & Post Party- $40 

POLICIES:
  • Rain or shine event (with exception of lightening)
  • All Plungers must wear their wrist band to indicate affiliation with the event.
  • Waivers must be signed for all participants. 
  • There will be lifeguards and is a "swim"/plunge at your own risk event.
  • There are no refunds for any reason as this is a charitable event. 

WHO IS LEO BRADY?
The founder of the Plunge in 1997. The event was named after him in 2002. In 2010, the event was held in his honor. He was a father, a U.S. Army Veteran, a lifetime Chamber Member, and a 2001 Lighthouse Award recipient, volunteer, and friend of the community.

WHAT DOES THE PLUNGE BENEFIT? FREEZIN' FOR A REASON!
William O. Murray Scholarship Fund

Bill Murray was born and raised in the Ocean View area, growing up in the family poultry business. His father was an early pioneer in poultry, owning Murray’s hatchery, which was on Cedar Neck Road (the old cement block building next to Pine Tree Campground), and Murray’s Feed, which was in downtown Frankford. They were sold to Cargill in the early ’70s. The family also owned Murray’s Topside Restaurant, which was one of the most popular restaurants in the area. He ran that for many years. In the mid-’70s he started doing some land development, creating Foxfire Meadows, Murray’s Estates, and Murray’s Haven.
Bill Murray and a small group of local businesspeople got together to form the Bethany Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce and stayed involved with the chamber throughout his entire life. As late as 2001, Bill was leading the SERV group the Chamber had organized to deal with the changes in our growing community. Bill was very active in local politics, the Lord Baltimore Lions Club, boating safety, and the environment. He was also instrumental in the start-up of the Center for the Inland Bays. After his death, the Chamber created the William Murray scholarship. The emphasis was to not make this scholarship purely academic-based, as much as it was to be community service based because of the role Bill had played in improving the quality of life in this area. 


VOLUNTEER:
Not interested in plunging but still want to get involved?
Sign up to volunteer! All volunteer opportunities can be found here.  
Need community service hours? Please be sure to bring the proper paperwork to be signed! 


SPONSOR:
Want to sponsor the Plunge?
Click here for sponsorship opportunities. 


BETHANY BOATHOUSE- OPENED ALL NEW YEAR'S WEEKEND TO THE PUBLIC

  • Friday- TBD
  • Saturday-12-1 am
  • Sunday-11 am-8 pm
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Event Sponsors:

Media Sponsor

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Presenting Sponsors

Location:
Bethany Boathouse -
Packet Pickup & Post Plunge Party 
39187 Hickman Plaza Rd
Bethany Beach, DE 

Leo Brady- New Year's  Day Plunge

Garfield Parkway 
Atlantic Ocean! 


 
Date/Time Information:
New Year's Day - Sunday, January 1st, 2023
Contact Information:
The Chamber-302-539-1919
Fees/Admission:
Online/Preregistration until December 27, 2022
Shirts guaranteed if registered before December 9, 2022.
Plunge, Shirt, Post Party Specials: $25
Plunge, Shirt, Post Party Specials, Nacho Bar: $35
Children Plunge Only- (16 & U) $20 
Team Cottage/Boathouse: $60
  • Breakfast Pre-Swim
  • Plunge
  • Shirt
  • Team Hoodie/Giveaway
  • Liquid Courage
  • Nacho Bar
Party Only- Wrist Band: $15
  • Nacho Bar
  • Eligible for Drink Specials (exclusive to wristband holders)

 

Onsite/ Day-of Registrations all pricing will be increased by $5 so register today. 
All sales for this event are final, no refunds for any reason for this charitable event.
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