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Bring back the penguin plunge for Special Olympics to Middlebury

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Nine years ago, I was asked by a friend to take part in the penguin plunge at Quassy to raise money for the Special Olympics of CT. It was 30 degrees with a wind chill factor that made it feel about 10. There were so many people taking part that we waited almost two hours to jump in a ice filled lake surrounded by seas if spectators, I've been hooked since.

We've taken part every year since, our little group of four has multiplied into a group of fourteen, plus a handful who showed up to support and many more who donated their money. We already have a good number of new members of our group who are looking forward to participating this coming winter.
A few years ago, SOCT had stopped the penguin plunge at Quassy and combined it with the one held in Danbury, the reason why as I was told was to enhance the experience. Fine by us, we didn't mind and traveled to Danbury to take part the last couple years. This year they had decided to do away with the Danbury plunge as well.
I'm asking people if they are interested in bringing the penguin plunge back to Middlebury and Quassy to sign this petition and pass on. You can also contact SOCT by calling them at 203-230-1201, email at specialolympics@soct.org

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