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Welcome to the
2023 Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge!

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Registration now open!

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Are you a K-12 educator or student? Want to plunge as a school or class?

The Penguin Plunge is a rain, snow or shine event!

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.

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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.

SOVT Plunge Incentives
$250 Incentive Level
Raise $250 and receive a Penguin Plunge hat and towel!

SOVT Cool Schools Plunge Incentives
$150 Incentive Level
Raise $150 and receive a Penguin Plunge hat and towel!

We're bringing back some of your favorite
SOVT Penguin Plunge merch!

Stay tuned for incentive announcements and updates.

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Thank you, sponsors!