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Welcome to the Penguin Plunge

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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 28th 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 (ID) 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. Each year, the SOVT Penguin Plunge raises 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.

Southern VT Plunge Incentives
$150 Incentive Leve
Raise $150 and receive a Penguin Plunge hat and towel

$500 Incentive Level
Raise $500 and receive a Penguin Plunge t-shirt
*When you hit this level, you will receive an email with a JotForm link to place your order. Your shirt will be shipped directly to you after the Plunge.

$750 Incentive Level
Raise $750 and receive a Penguin Plunge hoodie
*When you hit this level, you will receive an email with a JotForm link to place your order. Your hoodie will be shipped directly to you after the Plunge.


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 cool items from Vermont businesses for their fundraising efforts. 

Please note that fundraising incentive prizes are cumulative.

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Thank you, sponsors!

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Southern Penguin Plunge Sponsors


Casella Waste Systems

Dorr Oil

Hub International

Mack Molding

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