In advance of Special Olympics Connecticut's annual fundraising event, the New London at on Feb. 20, Patch is profiling local Plungers. Today, meet Margarette Shonti.
Name: Margarette Shonti
Town of residence: Windsor Locks
Occupation: Billing Associate
First Plunge? If not, how many? 2nd
Why take the Plunge? It raises funds for our program as well at the state programs. It allows programs to participate in the different sports during the year.
What does Special Olympics mean to you? Special Olympics has been a wonderful opportunity for both my son and me. He competes in different sports and I have the ability to coach and work with other special needs children. It is a lot of fun and very rewarding to see them do well and be proud of themselves.