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Welcome to the
2023 Special Olympics Vermont Penguin Plunge!

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Registration coming soon!

Saturday, February 4 •

Register for the Burlington Penguin Plunge - Coming Soon!

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


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.

Burlington Plunge Incentives

$250 Incentive Level

Raise $250 and receive a Penguin Plunge hat and towel!
$750 Incentive Level
Coming Soon! 

Cool Schools Plunge Incentives

$250 Incentive Level

Raise $250 and receive a Penguin Plunge hat and towel!
$500 Incentive Level
Raise $500 and receive a Penguin Plunge prize pack (details coming soon)!

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.