Monroe "Penguin Plunge" Charity Event Sponsored by Monroe Police

Monroe Penguin Plunge Charity Event Sponsored by Monroe Police

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The Monroe Police Department and Special Olympics Connecticut would like to invite you to run, jump, or dive into Great Hollow Lake on Saturday, April 4th, 2020. This year will mark the 10th Anniversary of our “Plunge at the Park” event, so let’s make this defining year a great success! All who are age 8 and over are invited to take the plunge to support local Special Olympics athletes. Costumes, team jerseys, or bathing suits can be worn by participants. We recommend participants bring towels and water shoes. Event t-shirts will be provided to all participants. Those who are underage or do not wish to brave the icy waters of a New England lake can show their support by purchasing an "I'm a Chicken" t-shirt. A minimum donation of $50 per plunger and signed waiver form are required of each participant. (If a plunger is under 18, a parent or guardian’s signature is also required.) Spectators are always welcome to watch our participants conquer their fears!

Last year we welcomed over 100 enthusiastic and loyal “penguins” who dared to plunge into the frigid water of Great Hollow Lake in Wolfe Park to demonstrate support for our family, friends, and neighbors with intellectual disabilities. Because of your generosity, the 2019 event raised over $55,000 for Special Olympics. This year, local law enforcement, firefighters, divers and town officials will again provide volunteer assistance to make this event possible. Photos and videos (with captions) from last year’s event are available at click for details and at click for details Check out our 10th Anniversary promo video at click for details . Additional information and photos are available on the “Monroe Plunge Connecticut” Facebook page.

Preregister now online at click for details as an individual or as a part of a team with friends, relatives, colleagues, or classmates. To request a registration packet or find out more information, contact Jeffrey Veneziano of Special Olympics Connecticut at 203-230-1201, ext. 275 or via email at Jeffreyv@soct.org. Be sure to become a fan on Facebook under “Monroe Plunge Connecticut” and on our Twitter page @CTPolarPlunge and our Instagram @ctpenguinplunge to receive current updates and learn more about the day’s fun activities! Check-in on the day of the event will begin at 11:00 A.M. and the plunge will take place promptly at 1:00 P.M. Preregistration is strongly encouraged, but day of registration will be available.

Sponsorship is welcomed and appreciated. Sponsors who would like to donate $250 or more will be recognized on the back of the t-shirt. Additional donations such as food, beverages, and prizes are also being sought for the event. If you would like to help, please contact Sgt. Peter Howard, Monroe Police Department at phoward@monroectpolice.com or at 203-261-3622.

For more than 20 years, the Monroe Police Department has partnered with Special Olympics by taking part in events such as the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Tip-A-Cop to raise donations. The money raised helps provide year- round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These donations provide ongoing opportunities for Connecticut athletes to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the sharing of friendship with their families, fellow Special Olympics athletes, and the community. In Connecticut, 13,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities and their partners (without intellectual disabilities) participated in more than 50 competitions that are held annually. To learn more about Special Olympics, visit click for details or call (203) 230-1201.

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Event Details

Date: April 4, 2020
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Location:
Great Hollow Lake
DOC Silverstone Drive
Monroe CT 06468

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