2016 Penguin Plunge for Special Olympics Vermont
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About the Penguin Plunge
In 1996 a few hardy souls jumped into Lake Champlain during the Burlington Winter Carnival and raised more than $8,000 for Special Olympics Vermont. The initial fundraising efforts exceeded expectations and by the following year, $27,000 was raised at the second annual Burlington Penguin Plunge.
Today, the Penguin Plunge is a three-part series with events in North Bennington, Burlington and Cool Schools - Burlington. Nearly 1,500 brave souls will jump into Vermont's icy lakes to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Vermont athletes. The Penguin Plunge has become a highly anticipated staple of winter in Vermont and is widely recognized as a fun team building exercise for hundreds of families, schools, and businesses. Do you have 32 degrees of courage?