2011 New London Penguin Plunge

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Special Olympics Connecticut's annual fundraising event, the New London Penguin Plunge, is set to take place at Ocean Beach Park. On February 20th, hundreds of people will join together and dash into icy Northeastern waters in an effort to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics Connecticut. Warm hearts will go a long way on this chilly day as participants unite to benefit the thousands of Special Olympics Connecticut athletes.

The Plunge will be held at Ocean Beach Park and registration begins at 10:00am. In order to participate, each plunger must raise a minimum of $50. Depending on the amount each individual or team raises, they can qualify to receive numerous prizes, including t-shirts, bow ties, gift cards, and more!

Awards will also be given to the following contest winners:                                             


Rock Hopper Award: Most Creatively Dressed

Emperor Penguin Award: Individual who raises the most funds

Emperor Club Award:  Group or organization that raises the most funds

Silver Penguin Award:  Oldest penguin to plunge

Arctic Hero Award:  Public safety department that raises the most funds

Rockin' Schoolhouse Award:  School or club that raises the most funds

Websurfer Award: Individual that earns the most money on-line

Penguin on the Rocks Award: Restaurant or bar that raises the most funds


In order to participate, each individual or team must register online at www.soct.org or the day of the Plunge, then solicit donations from friends and family and get heated up for this outrageous day!  For more information, please contact Jackie Turro at jackiet@soct.org or (860) 887-1555 x502.


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