2012-01-02 / Maine
TAKING THE PLUNGE
Maine ocean plunge benefits Special Olympics
OLD ORCHARD BEACH (AP) — Hundreds of Mainers are greeting the new year by taking a plunge in the frigid ocean waters off Old Orchard Beach for the 24th annual cold-water fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Maine. The Lobster Dip is Maine’s original ocean plunge fundraiser, started by the Portland Rugby Club 24 years ago in Portland with about 15 people.