The Penguin Plunge is Special Olympics Vermont’s largest annual fundraising effort with events in Burlington and at Stratton Mountain. Last year individual BFA Fairfax members joined forces to create a truly amazing Penguin Plunge team.
Together, the 16 team members raised just under $4,500 for Special Olympics Vermont! Their fundraising efforts provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in thirteen Olympic-type sports for more than 1,310 athletes 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 as they build communities of respect and inclusion.
This year’s Penguin Plunge will take place at the Burlington Waterfront Park on February 3, 2018. The event starts at 9am and teams will enter the water in staggered waves beginning at 11am. We are looking for participants! Please join, Heather Weeks, Cindy Anderson, Saybra Varisano, Madison Lutz, Michelle Lynch, Wyeth Haddock, Hunter French, Wyatt French, Rowan Albee, Tristan Metruk, Josh Metruk, Aydin Naylor, Adam Lawrence and Oliver Lawrence plunge into the icy waters of Lake Champlain.
Want to be part of the Penguin Plunge in 2018? There’s still time to register for the BFA Fairfax team. If you would support the work of Special Olympics Vermont you can make a donation to our team – it’s fast and easy.
Join us at the Penguin Plunge 2018 and cheer us on as we show that we’ve got 32 degrees of courage!