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Take the Plunge Stamford Downtown and Support Special Olympics Connecticut

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:

Farmington Penguin Plunge – Winding Trails - Sunday, February 10, 2019

Middletown Penguin Plunge–Pavilion at Crystal Lake - Saturday, March 2, 2019

Winsted Penguin Plunge - Highland Lake - Saturday, March 2, 2019

Shoreline Penguin Plunge - Ocean Beach Park, New London - Sunday, March 3, 2019

Other Penguin Plunge Events to Benefit Special Olympics Connecticut

1st Annual Loony Dook presented by the Guilford Police Department - Saturday, December 1, 2018

Plunge at the Lake presented by CT State Police - Troop C & ECSU Police Department - Patriot's Park, Coventry - Saturday, March 30, 2019

Super Plunge presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Connecticut - Westbrook Elks Lodge - Saturday, March 30 - Sunday, March 31, 2019

Plunge at the Park presented by the Monroe Police Department - Wolfe Park - Saturday, April 6, 2019

Fairfield Plunge (formerly the Westport Penguin Plunge) presented by Fairfield Police Department & Fairfield University DPS – Jennings Beach - Saturday, April 6, 2019

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