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 Burlington and Stratton Mountain that raise more than $550,000 to support sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The Penguin Plunge is 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?

Penguin Plunge Partners

Align your brand with the Special Olympics mission to promote inclusion through sports when you become a Penguin Plunge partner! Special Olympics Vermont offers various levels of brand visibility along with opportunities for employee engagement and more. Click here to learn more or contact Liza Reed for more information.

Getting Started

Want to take the Plunge? Event registration will open in September.     

Contact Us

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