Charity Events Kick off 2013 at Delaware and Maryland Beaches, ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals Offers Great Accommodations for Your New Year’s Adventures

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Annual ocean plunge fundraising events hit Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Bethany Beach, Delaware and Ocean City, Maryland.

Coastal Delaware and Maryland are set for some of the area’s most prominent events at the top of the calendar, as the annual ocean plunge events in Rehoboth Beach and Bethany Beach, Delaware, and Ocean City, Maryland set the stage for 2013.

ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals offers privately-owned vacation rentals in the Delaware and Maryland beaches —ranging from oceanfront condos to secluded single-family vacation homes. ResortQuest is the Bethany Beach real estate and Bethany Beach vacation rental leader.

Exercise Like the Eskimos in Downtown Bethany Beach coincides with the Leo Brady Hair of the Dog 5K/10K race. On New Year’s Day, runners will take their marks at 9:30 a.m. and run through beautiful Bethany Beach before ending their journey oceanfront at the Bethany Beach Bandstand. There, they can cool off by taking part in the Eskimo Swim at noon. Proceeds from the event benefit various local nonprofits and provide grants and scholarships to local students. More information on these events can be found at

The Atlantic General Hospital Penguin Swim is Ocean City’s 19th annual foray into the winter sea. This New Year’s Day event supports the resort-area not-for-profit hospital and takes place on 91st Street at 1 p.m. Following the swim there will be an awards ceremony at the Princess Royale Atrium. Get more information on this event at

In Rehoboth Beach, it’s the Lewes Polar Bear Plunge taking place Saturday, February 3. Raising funds for Special Olympics Delaware, this event has become one of Delaware’s most anticipated and attended fundraising events.

This year’s Plunge Festival will feature two new events. The Pooch Plunge, where dogs can take a plunge themselves, will take place at 11 a.m. The Polar Ice Cream Throwdown will run from noon to 5 p.m. and will be a taste test and vote for the best “polar-inspired” ice cream created by attendees. The winner will have their creation featured at King’s Ice Cream in Lewes all summer. Learn more about this event at

About ResortQuest Delaware & Maryland
Since the early 1970s, ResortQuest Delaware has provided real estate sales, vacation rental and homeowner association management services to Bethany Beach, Sea Colony and other fine communities in Delaware's Quiet Resorts and the surrounding coastal areas. With offices in southern Delaware, the company offers comprehensive vacation rental services to more than 860 vacation rental properties. ResortQuest is consistently a real estate market leader for listings, sales and listings sold in southeast Sussex County, according to the Sussex County Association of REALTORS® Multiple Listing Service. Its homeowner association management division represents the needs of more than 3,700 homeowners in 45 associations from Lewes to Fenwick Island, Delaware.

About Wyndham Vacation Rentals
Wyndham Vacation Rentals, the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, is part of Wyndham Exchange & Rentals and the Wyndham Worldwide family of brands. Backed by one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides access to more than 95,000 vacation rental properties in over 500 unique destinations worldwide. Specializing in the managed vacation rental segment, Wyndham works closely with property owners to ensure all rentals meet its standards for customer service, quality and comfort. With a diverse and celebrated collection of more than 25 rental brands including Canvas Holidays, Hoseasons, James Villa Holidays, Landal GreenParks®, Novasol®, ResortQuest® by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and The Resort Company by Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Wyndham Vacation Rentals delivers distinct vacation experiences, ranging from beachfront condos, private homes, villas, castles and houseboats, with many properties offering kitchens, washers and dryers, maid service, spa and fitness centers, and golf courses. For additional information visit the media center or

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