Take the Plunge for a Good Cause

Join us for the annual Paddy Plunge

If you've ever wanted to see hundreds of adults jump into freezing-cold water, then mark your calendars-every St. Patrick's Day, the Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation hosts the Paddy Plunge. All proceeds from the plunge benefit our foundation, which aims to help children who are burn victims.

Call the Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation to learn more about this year's Paddy Plunge.

How does it work?

How does it work?

The Paddy Plunge is the Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation's biggest fundraiser of the year, and you don't want to miss it. Want to participate? You can raise money for a participant for the chance to see them take the plunge. By taking part in the Paddy Plunge, you can:

  • Raise money for an excellent cause
  • Help burn victims find the support they need
  • Laugh while participants regret their choice to swim in ice-cold water

For good, freezing fun, reach out to the Portland Firefighters Children's Burn Foundation now to learn more about participating in the 2018 Paddy Plunge.


In 2001 RiRa's Irish Pub teamed up with our Foundation to help us raise money for our Foundation. The reason we jump in every year on St. Patrick's Day was the morning of St. Patrick's Day the RiRa's cooks decided to go jump in the ocean once they had ended their shift, which was almost morning for a lot of people! So we kept tradition to jump in every St. Patrick's Day morning at 5:30! This have evolved into a tradition for a lot of people, we see a lot of the same faces with new ones added every year! This event is our Foundations biggest fundraiser of the year, it helps fund our Fire and Ice Burn Camp as well as providing funds to assist people here in the state of Maine who a suffering from Burn injuries and need assistance! If you want to try something adventurous and invigorating come on out St. Patrick's Day Morning or find a friend plunging and donate to them! Than come on over to RiRa's and take your chances in our raffle and listen to some great Irish music!