Take a New Year’s dip at Shamrock Shiver

The Shamrock Shiver - Tom Vaught | Sun

BRADENTON BEACH – The 11th Annual Shamrock Shiver Charity Plunge, a local fundraiser for at-risk children, will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 1 at noon at Seventh Street South and Gulf Drive.

A “Post Plunge Party” will follow at Clancy’s Irish Pub, 6218 Cortez Road, Bradenton, with door prizes, beverages, food and live music.

This year’s costume contest participants will receive a free raffle ticket. Judged by crowd participation, the winner will receive a trophy at the Post Plunge Party. Contestants should arrive at the beach at 11 a.m.

A limited number of Plunge T-shirts will be available at the beach and at Clancy’s.

All of the proceeds benefit Caring for Children Charities, d/b/a Florida Winefest & Auction, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping disadvantaged children in Manatee and Sarasota counties. Since 2009, more than $219,500 has been awarded to area children’s charities.

Take the plunge or join them at the party, but don’t forget their logo, “Give where you live!”

To plunge, pledge or make a donation, contact Jan Crudele, Caring For Children Charities/Florida Winefest, at 941-952-1109 or Rayma Stowe at Clancy’s, 941-794-2489.