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Welcome to the
2022 Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge!

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Registration now open!

March 12 & 26 • Click below to register or login to your fundraising page!

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Remote Plunge options are available - please contact SOVT at events@vtso.org with any questions! 


Special Olympics Vermont is grateful to all of the Plungers and donors who make the Penguin Plunge event such a success.  Funds raised through this event impact athletes with intellectual disabilities and their families across the state, and provide life changing experiences.  We are pleased to acknowledge our Plungers with the prizes for their fundraising efforts.  Please note that fundraising incentive prizes are cumulative.

Fundraising Incentives will prizes will be announced as they are determined.

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Not sure about taking the Plunge? You can still support Special Olympics Vermont and be a part of the festivities as a volunteer. Volunteer registration for the 2022 Penguin Plunge will open a bit later but there are other opportunities to get involved with Special Olympics. For more information, contact Director of Communications, Marketing & Public Affairs, Kelsey Conway - kconway@vtso.org.

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Thank you, sponsors!

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The Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge is a unique winter event where participants raise funds to take a dip in Vermont's icy lakes. 

Now in its 27th year, the Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge event series supports a movement that works year-round to foster inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities by using the power of sport to showcase their gifts and abilities. Today, Special Olympics Vermont serves 2,000 athletes (people with ID) and 1,400 Unified partners (people without ID who train and compete with Special Olympics athletes) offering thirteen Olympics style sports and nine state-wide competitions each year. In 2020, Penguin Plunge events raised over $614,000, or nearly 40% of our operating budget. Thank you to our loyal event sponsors, donors, and most importantly, our Plungers for supporting the Special Olympics movement and building inclusive communities.