Laid-back Fitness 2019 Frozen Clam Dip and Obstaplunge raises $12K

CHRIS JARDIN, left, of Warwick, assists participants during a shoreline obstacle course at the Laid-back Fitness 2019 Frozen Clam Dip and Obstaplunge at Goddard Memorial State Park in Warwick on Jan. 1. / COURTESY LAID-BACK FITNESS

PROVIDENCE – On New Year’s Day, Laid-back Fitness hosted its eighth annual Frozen Clam Dip and Obstaplunge at Goddard Memorial State Park, which raised $12,500 to benefit Mentor Rhode Island.

The Warwick-based fitness company hosts the half-mile obstacle course and seaside dive into Narragansett Bay every year to benefit local charities. This year, proceeds went to Mentor Rhode Island, which seeks to increase quality mentoring services available to youths in Rhode Island.

This year, the event featured a new entertainment area – the Kids’ Ninja Zone. Therein, children aged 5 and older could participate in open play on designed obstacles and Laid-back Fitness’ mobile warped wall.

Emily Gowdey-Backus is a staff writer for PBN. You can follow her on Twitter @FlashGowdey or contact her via email, gowdey-backus@pbn.com.

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