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Penguin Plunge

Knoxville, Tenn. (January 13, 2016) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN and the Eskimo Escapades are teaming up to create one fun day of raising funds through activities in the chilly waters of the Tennessee River. The Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN’s Penguin Plunge and the Eskimo Escapades’ Shut Up & Ski! event will take place at Volunteer Landing on Neyland Drive this Saturday, January 16th, starting at 10am.

Opening the day will be the Penguin Plunge, starting at 10am. Participants will brave the cold and take one giant plunge into the river in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN. Onlookers and participants will meet Penguins from Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and UT Letterman Divers, who will kick off the event with dives from the dock. Anyone interested in registering for the event can do so at

The Eskimo Escapades Shut Up & Ski! event will take place afterwards from 11am to 3pm. Participants can ride, ski, foot, or even ride on a stool all for a set donation. Skiers, wake boarders, tubers and other water sport lovers are all invited to participate and raise money and awareness for the Patricia Neal IRC, the Dream Connection and the Adventure Amputee Camp. For more information or to sign up online, visit

About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Through these relationships, children achieve success throughout their lives.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee served more than 850 children in 2014. Through one to one mentoring relationships, these children make better decisions about their lives, have a better attitude about school and choose to avoid gang and criminal activity.

About Eskimo Escapades
Eskimo Escapades Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit that conducts a winter water ski charity event in downtown Knoxville every January. This year they are donating all profits from the event to The Dream Connection, Patricia Neal IRC, and Adventure Amputee Camp.

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