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FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON
Penguin Plunge is the largest grassroots fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. Participants (“Penguins” / “Plungers”) raise funds to run (Plunge) into the chilly waters of Connecticut. The Plunges take place in nine locations throughout Connecticut at lakes and beaches across the state. The events typically take place throughout the winter season, from December through early April. 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.
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.
To join in on the fun, Penguins need to achieve a fundraising minimum. In addition to the awards for top fundraisers and best costumes, Penguins receive incentive prizes for their fundraising efforts. Please visit individual plunge pages for further details.
Awards are given in the following categories to the top fundraising individuals and groups at each plunge:
Emperor Award – Top Fundraiser
Emperor Club Award - Top Fundraising Group
Rockhopper Award – Best Individual Costume
Waddle Awards – Best Group Costume
Silver Award – Oldest Penguin
Rockin’ School House Award– Top Fundraising School Group
Arctic Hero Award - Top Fundraising Public Safety Group
Penguin on the Rocks Award – Top Fundraising Bar/Restaurant
Incentive Levels & Prizes
Incentive prizes include:
• Bow ties
• Special Olympics Connecticut apparel
Penguin Plunge Resources & Downloads
Connect directly to your personal Facebook account which makes it easier to share with family and friends.
Check out this guide for helpful tips and tricks to sign up as an individual or on a team!
If you are creating a team, make sure you create your own individual fundraising page too so donations you receive are credited to your name!
Check out the links below for forms, answers to frequently asked questions and more information regarding our Penguin Plunges!
Learn more about getting your school group involved in the Rockin’ Schoolhouse competition
- Collaborative Fundraising Guidelines