Upcoming Penguin Plunge Not So Chilly

So what if it’s been in the 70’s and 80’s the past week.  It’s the spirit of the penguin plunge that counts and besides the water temperature is still freezing.  On this coming Saturday afternoon, approximately 200 “penguins” will be taking a plunge into 42-degree Crystal Lake in Ellington, Ct. The Ellington Penguin Plunge is one of 10 Plunges for Special Olympics Connecticut that are happening across the state this year. The penguins – including a group from Patch – will be jumping into the chilly water in bathing suits, team jerseys or creative costumes for a good cause. There will be incentive prizes and awards given for top fundraisers and best costume. Special Olympics Connecticut Regional Director Marc Mercadante said that plungers come from all walks of life and raise all amounts of money for the cause. Local sponsors include Maneely’s Banquet and Catering and Red Onion Restaurant. Event proceeds will support Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round programs. Clear Channel Community Access Radio will be on site to provide music and announcements. Local sponsors include Maneely’s Banquet and Catering and Red Onion Restaurant. Event proceeds will support Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round programs. Clear Channel Community Access Radio will be on site to provide music and announcements.

 

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