2017 Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge
About the Penguin PlungeIn 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. 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 .