Penguin Plunge

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Waterfront Park
Lake St, Burlington, VT 05401
Burlington, VT 05401
(802) 863-5222
Event Description: 
In 1996 a few hardy souls jumped into Lake Champlain during the Burlington Winter Carnival and raised $8,000 for Special Olympics Vermont. Today, the Penguin Plunge is Special Olympics Vermont's largest annual fundraising effort with events in North Bennington and Burlington. In 2016, 1,200 brave souls jumped into Vermont's icy lakes raising a record breaking $474,000 to support sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. The Penguin Plunge has become a highly anticipated staple of winter in Vermont and is widely recognized as a fun team building exercise for hundreds of families, schools, and businesses. Do you have 32 degrees of courage?