Special Olympics Vermont provides opportunities for sports training and competition for athletes with disabilities. Special Olympics Vermont provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in thirteen Olympic-type sports for more than 1,140 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The organization works to break down barriers for children and adults with disabilities and provide life-changing sports opportunities. Unified Sports offers students with and without disabilities opportunities to train and compete together and build communities of respect and inclusion. BFA has a unified sports team competing in snowshoeing events.


The Penguin Plunge is Special Olympics Vermont’s largest annual fundraising effort with events in Burlington and at Stratton Mountain. This year’s Penguin Plunge will take place at the Burlington Waterfront on February 4, 2017.  

The event starts at 8:00am and teams enter the water in staggered waves. We are looking for participants!  So far Heather Weeks, Michelle Lunch, Madison Lutz, Achary Miner, Elliot Scannell, Tristan Metruk, Josh Metruk and Cindy Anderson are registered to plunge into the icy waters of Lake Champlain.


Want to be part of the Penguin Plunge in 2017? There’s still time to register! Those interested should register under BFA Fairfax at https://penguinplunge.org/cool-schools/. Come on down and support our BFA team! If you would like to contribute, you can donate at https://give.specialolympicsvermont.org/fundraise/team?ftid=89377



Target 4– Engaged Community Partners FWSU staff and students engage in authentic learning opportunities with local, regional, state, and global partners to make a difference in their community, state, and world.

Indicator 0f Success – Students pursue interests and opportunities, challenge convention, and make positive contributions in their community, state, and world. Collaborative projects and partnerships are part of the fabric of the broader community

Action Step – Engage community partners in a focused, collaborative inquiry process to address community needs

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