Penguin Plunge

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 $460,000 to support sports training and competition for athletes with intellectual disabilities. To learn more and to register for the upcoming Penguin Plunge, please visit: