Special Olympics to Present Shoreline Penguin Plunge at Ocean Beach Park, March 8

Special Olympics Connecticut will present its Shoreline Penguin Plunge at Ocean Beach Park on Sunday, March 8. This annual fundraiser encourages people to come together and jump into chilly waters to support Special Olympics athletes. Ocean Beach Park is located at 98 Neptune Ave in New London. Check in will begin at 10 a.m. and the Plunge will take place at 12 p.m. Preregistration online is strongly encouraged so that participants can form teams and earn incentive prizes. Sign up and find out more at soct.org. Participants may also register on the day of the event. Questions? Call 203-230-1201 or email specialolympicsct@soct.org. And, follow Special Olympics Connecticut on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
 
The Shoreline Penguin Plunge is one of a series of Penguin Plunge events to benefit local Special Olympics athletes that will take place February through April. Penguin Plunges feature music, refreshments, awards and parades of plungers in costumes and team jerseys. To join in the fun, participants must be at least eight years old and raise a minimum of $100.  In addition to the awards for top fundraisers and best costume, participants receive incentive prizes for their fundraising efforts. All are invited to participate in the Plunge, including individuals, friends and families, and teams representing schools, businesses, organizations and clubs. Spectators are welcome. To find out about other upcoming Penguin Plunge events, visit soct.org.
 
New this year! The school that raises the most money through its participation in a Penguin Plunge event this season will be visited by an NBC Connecticut special guest and Snow Monster!
 
About Special Olympics Connecticut
Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training and competitions for more than 12,000 athletes of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners - their teammates without disabilities.
 
Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 172 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for people of all abilities, on and off the playing field. (www.soct.org)
 
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