Penguin Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics Connecticut


This popular, annual fundraiser encourages communities to come together and plunge into the icy waters of a lake or ocean to raise awareness and support for the close to 13,000 athletes of all abilities who participate in sports training and competitions offered by Special Olympics Connecticut, year-round. All are invited to take the plunge for Special Olympics including individuals, friends and families, and teams representing schools, businesses, organizations and clubs. Everyone who registers online will receive a free T-shirt, and new software that connects donor pages to a participant’s social media accounts will make fundraising easier. For more information about the Penguin Plunge, visit, call 203-230-1201 or email And, follow Special Olympics Connecticut on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (#penguinplungesoct). 2017 Penguin Plunges will take place at: Winding Trails in Farmington, Sunday, January 29th Highland Lake in Winsted, Saturday, February 4th The Polish Falcon Club at Crystal Lake in Middletown, Saturday, February 25th Ocean Bean Park in New London (Shoreline), Sunday, March 5th Compo Beach in Westport, Saturday, March 25th Penguin Plunges provide a fun, festive atmosphere and also offer music, refreshments, awards and parades of plungers in costume to enjoy. To join in the fun, participants must raise a minimum of $100 and be at least eight years old. In addition to the awards for top fundraisers and best costume, incentive prizes are awarded to those who meet fundraising goals. About Special Olympics Connecticut Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for close to 13,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners - their teammates without disabilities. Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 170 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field. (


Debbie Horne

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Sat March 25, 2017 11:00 am To: Sat - March 25, 2017 - 01:00 pm
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Compo Beach

60 Compo Beach Road
Westport, Connecticut 06880

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