Penguin Plunge 2016 in Burlington, Vermont

BY Lisa Friedman

On Saturday, February 6th Burlington, Vermont will participate in the 21st annual Penguin Plunge to support Special Olympics of Vermont. This Burlington event has become well known from its start in 1995 with only 15 participants to approximately 1,200 today. Jump into the icy waters of Lake Champlain to help support the 850+ Special Olympics athletes in Vermont. Donations will go towards providing the athletes with opportunities to participate in sports training and athletic competitions.  penguin

If you would like to participate in the Penguin Plunge, fundraising expectations are a $25 registration fee and a $150 fundraising minimum per participant.  This year, Special Olympics of Vermont already has $158,000 of pledges for this event with some individuals raising as much as $5,000 per person! Anything helps and you may click here to register.

Don’t want to participate? Then come to the Burlington waterfront to watch the festivities. The plunges will take place between noon and 1:30.

Great American Dream Realty proudly supports Special Olympics of Vermont.  If you would like to make a donation, you can do so at the Vermont Special Olympics donation page or by mailing a check to Special Olympics Vermont, 368 Avenue D, Suite 30, Williston, Vermont 05495.  Double or triple your tax-deductible donation to Special Olympics Vermont through your company’s matching gift program.  Find out if your company will match your donation to Special Olympics by clicking here .  penguin 2

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