New London Penguin Plunge

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*** Due to recent heavy snowfall and potential for more inclement weather this weekend, the New London Penguin Plunge has been postponed until March 10, 2013. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you on Sunday, March 10th.  For any questions or concerns, please contact Jackie at jackiet@soct.org**

A Special Olympics wintertime tradition continues with the 2013 New London Penguin Plunge. Join teams from local businesses and schools including New London County Rugby, East Lyme High School, Ring’s End Lumber, Chelsea Groton bank and more in supporting Special Olympics athletes by making a splash at this year’s Penguin Plunge which has been reschedule for Sunday, March 10th at Ocean Beach Park. Check-in will begin at 10:00am and the plunge set to take place at 12:00pm.

Register online at http://www.soct.org/plunges/, or call (860) 887-1555 to receive a registration packet. Also, join Special Olympics Connecticut on Facebook for event updates.

The New London Penguin Plunge is one of ten Plunges for Special Olympics Connecticut that are scheduled to happen across the state this year, giving many the chance to jump into the chilly water in bathing suits, team jerseys or creative costumes for a good cause. Individual and team participants will be thanked with incentive prizes and awards for their fundraising efforts, and will enjoy the camaraderie and excitement the event promises with their friends, family and coworkers. Funds raised give Special Olympics Connecticut the means to provide sports training and competitions for thousands of athletes, all year long.

Too chicken to plunge?  That’s ok!   You can still be a part of the fun.  Visit www.soct.org/plunges, click “New London” and register as a Chicken.  Raise pledges and receive incentives just like a regular plunger except no going into the icy water.  You’ll get to hang out in the “Chicken Coop” staying warm (and dry!) while you cheer on the brave Penguins!  It’s a fun way to still be a part of the team. 

Awards are given in several categories to the top fundraising individuals, teams, school groups, bar/restaurant, public safety team and more in addition to our costume contest!  Best costume awards go to the best individual and team costumes so get as creative as you want.

Each person must bring a completed registration form, waiver (signed by the participant and parent or guardian if the participant is under 18 years old), and minimum of $75.00 in donations to the event to plunge (or raise this amount online). Towels and water shoes are recommended. Sponsors of the event include Chelsea Groton Bank.  Music will be provided by Q105 and refreshments will be available.


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