Each year, thousands of Connecticut residents take the plunge into frigid water to support Special Olympics Connecticut. These folks are Freezin' for a (very good) Reason!
Penguin Plunge is the largest grassroots fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. (SOCT) participants raise funds to plunge into the chilly waters of Connecticut.
According to SOCT, the Plunges take place in four locations throughout Connecticut at lakes and beaches across the state. The events take place throughout the winter season, from February through mid-March. "Your participation provides funding to support over 12,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut's year-round training and competition in 26 sports," SOCT explains.
Have fun while you’re freezin! "Costumes are encouraged - we even give an award for the best costumes! Many Penguins form teams to band together and share in this one-of-a-kind experience," says SOCT.
To join in on the fun, Penguins need to raise a minimum of $100. In addition to the awards for top fundraisers and best costumes, Penguins receive incentive prizes for their fundraising efforts.
Still have questions? Call SOCT at (203) 230-1201, ext. 264.
Take the plunge and support Special Olympics Connecticut! Penguin Plunge events include: