2017 Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge

About the Penguin Plunge

In 1996 a few hardy souls jumped into Lake Champlain during the Burlington Winter Carnival and raised $8,000 for Special Olympics Vermont. Today, the Penguin Plunge is Special Olympics Vermont's largest annual fundraising effort with events in North Bennington and Burlington. In 2016, 1,200 brave souls jumped into Vermont's icy lakes raising a record breaking $474,000 to support sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. 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?
The Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge events operate on a peer-to-peer fundraising model. Event participants tap into their social networks to raise funds for Special Olympics Vermont. Please click on your event above for specific information about fundraising minimums, incentive prizes, and more . 

Getting Started

Want to be part of the Penguin Plunge in 2017? Simply choose a Penguin Plunge event from the photo boxes above, click on the blue Registration button, complete the registration steps and create your personal fundraising page, and begin fundraising! 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge is one of Vermont's most widely recognized winter events and offers a wide array of sponsorship opportunities. If you want your logo in front of nearly 5,000 Plungers and spectators, and to align your brand with our mission of acceptance, inclusion, and quality sports experiences for all, this is the event for you! For more information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Penguin Plunge please contact Liza Reed

Contact Us

For more information about the Penguin Plunge, please contact Sasha Fisher. For information about sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 Penguin Plunge, please contact Liza Reed.

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Plungers who raise $500 or more will receive a pair of Darn Tough wool socks.
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