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2013 Middletown Penguin Plunge
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Welcome to the

Middletown Penguin Plunge

*Crystal Lake*


Middletown Plunge a Success! 

Despite some raw weather conditions, 248 plungers  came out and took the plunge to support Special Olympic Connecticut athletes and programs . To date $55,000 has been raised and counting.

The following person/groups won the following Awards Categories.

 Best Costume

Individual – Charlie Brown

Group – East Hartford Special Olympics

 Emperor Award – Top Individual Fundraiser  

Phil Zambrello Jr

Emperor Club Award – Top Group Fundraiser

Polish Falcons Club of CT

Silver Penguin Award – Oldest Penguin

Delores Szpakowski

 Artic Hero Award – Top Fundraising Public Safety Group

Wethersfield Police Department

Web Surfer Award – Top Individual On-line Fundraiser

Manny Silva

 Penguin on the Rocks

Mad Murphy’s Café - Middletown


Rockin” Schoolhouse Award – Top Fundraising School


      Wilcox Tech-Meriden CT

To see some great pictures from this event, like Special Olympics Connecticut on our facebook page and see the great pictures and captions from Diane Parsons of Parsons Photography



 Click here to see the plunger schedule

Join Miss Connecticut USA Erin Brady and Miss Connecticut Teen USA Kendall Leary as they take the plunge this year in Middletown!

Miss CTKendal

Middletown 2012

 Middletown 1

 Middletown 2

Middletown Plunge

Middletown 3

 Middletown 4


  2009 Middletown Plunge 


Bronze Sponsors



 Polish Falcons



Contributing Sponsors

 Hunters Ambulance
Middlesex Hospital
South Fire District
Parson's Photography
Z Face & Body Art
Westside Market IGA
Durham School Servies
New Britain Bus Company
The Connection, Inc. 
New England Furriers
Middletown Police and Explorers Club




Make sure to find out if your company Matches Gifts.

Fill out your company’s Matching Gift form and

double the amount of your Donation.





For more information, contact Marc Mercadante at 860-887-1555 x503


Dogs prohibited from being in the beach area. 

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Online Fundraising Goal


Make a gift!

99 percent of goal achieved.

Top Fundraisers

Penguin Plunge Participant

  1. Philip Zambrello - $3,045.00
  2. Ryan Mclean - $2,266.00
  3. Manuel Silva - $1,475.00
  4. Rich Campbell - $1,005.00
  5. Megan Godart - $800.00

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