A Splashing Success for 2017 Penguin Plunge!

On Saturday, February 4, 2017 at the Burlington Waterfront a team from BFA Fairfax participated in the Penguin Plunge.

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16 people representing BFA Fairfax took an icy dip in Lake Champlain to support the Vermont Special Olympics. This year’s team included BFA Fairfax faculty, students, community members and one student from Georgia school.

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To date, this team has raised nearly $4,500 in donations for Special Olympics. Special Olympics continues to accept donations until May.

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Madison Lutz was this year’s team’s top fundraiser with over $700 raised. Way to go Madison!

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A record-breaking 1,269 Plungers on 108 teams took the Plunge into Lake Champlain and raised an incredible $538,487 to support Special Olympics Vermont. That’s $64,000 more than we raised last year! All proceeds from the event will support sports training and competition opportunities, health screenings, and leadership training for children and adults with intellectual disabilities right here in Vermont.

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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.

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Thank you to those who contributed and supported our Plungers!

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