6th Annual “Penguin Plunge At The Park”
Come Make A Splash for Special Olympics On Saturday, April 2nd
WHAT: If you’re looking for a family-friendly charity event to bravely enjoy the chilly beginnings of spring, the Monroe Police Department and Special Olympics Connecticut would like to invite you to join us for their 6th Annual “Plunge at the Park.” Participants should wear a costume, team jersey, or bathing suit. Towels and water shoes are recommended. Event t-shirts will be provided. Those who are under 8 years of age or who do not wish to plunge can still participate by cheering and wearing a unique, one-of-a-kind “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.) Follow us on Twitter @CTPolarPlunge and become a fan of our Facebook page entitled “Monroe Plunge Connecticut” and direct others to this site for continuously updated information and photos.
Great Hollow Lake in Wolfe Park, located on Doc Silverstone Drive in Monroe.
Saturday, April 2nd. Check-in will begin at 11a.m. and the plunge will take place promptly at 1 p.m. Preregistration is available HERE and is strongly encouraged, however same day registration is also welcome.
Local businesses, professionals, students, civic groups, law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel, and the Masuk football team will be donning costumes (rumor has it some participants will be wearing penguin suits!), team jerseys and bathing suits to take the plunge. This year, we are extremely excited to announce that actor and retired CT Firefighter Guy A. Fortt (a.k.a. The AARP’s “Fearless At 50 Guy”) will be participating in the Plunge at the Park. Fortt has appeared on Broadway. Many businesses have graciously donated monetary contributions, food and beverages, services, and family friendly prizes, including gift certificates to local restaurants and sporting events. Spectators are also welcome to come take part in the infamous egg toss, enjoy music provided by DJ Johnny Jay, warm up with chicken soup from Soup Thyme, and devour chicken wings from Tavern, and more! Psst, we even heard our video crew from Hello Me Films, LLC will be taking live camera footage with a drone overhead this year!
Money raised from the Plunge at the Park will support local athletes competing in the Special Olympics. The last Plunge event in 2015 raised over $10,000 and made a difference in the lives of so many of our local athletes. Please consider donning your “penguin suit” during this busy time of year and make this a memorable and meaningful day for our Special Olympics athletes.