• The Boardwalk to Host 5th Annual Pelican Plunge New Year’s Day

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    December 17, 2020
    The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island is hosting its fifth annual Pelican Plunge on Okaloosa Island on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. Participants will take a refreshing dip into the Gulf of Mexico in support of the Emerald Coast Foundation (ECF). 

    On Jan. 1, 2021, the Pelican Plunge opens at 10:30 a.m., for check-in and the pre-plunge good time gathering. Participants will warm-up with hot cocoa and coffee before the plunge, secure raffle tickets for a chance to win some amazing prizes and get their nerves ready for an exhilarating dip into the Gulf.  

    At 11:30 a.m., all participants will line up near the water and a countdown to the official “Plunge” will take place before the mad dash into the Gulf. Directly after, the post-plunge socially spaced, good time gathering, New Year festivities begin with a free cup of gumbo, DJ, awesome raffle prizes, New Year's Day drink specials, and tons of New Year's Day fun! This has become the “must attend” New Year’s Day event along the Emerald Coast! 

    Pre-register for only $21 and experience the all-inclusive Pelican Plunge and Party fun. But hurry! The first 100 registrants will receive an exclusive 2021 Pelican Plunge long-sleeved shirt sponsored by The Island Fort Walton Destin by Hotel RL. Online registration will remain open until New Year's Eve. If life gets away from you, don’t fret, you can still take the plunge and register the day-of for a $25. Best of all, 100% of the proceeds raised go to support the children of the ECF ... IT’S FOR THE KIDS!

    Participants and guests are highly encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and disperse across the beach to allow for proper social distancing. Face coverings are encouraged and hand-sanitizing stations will be available throughout The Boardwalk.

    For more information about the 2021 Pelican Plunge, please visit www.theboardwalkoi.com, or find the event on The Boardwalk’s Facebook page
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