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2013 Ellington Penguin Plunge
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Welcome to the

Ellington Penguin Plunge

*Crystal Lake Town Beach*

March 23, 2012


We couldn’t have done it without you. 113 brave souls took on the cold (and wind) this past Saturday at Crystal Beach in Ellington at the 6th annual Ellington Plunge and raise $35,000 ( and counting). Despite the blustery conditions, you came out and supported our Special Olympic Connecticut athletes. Your support does make a difference.

Here is a great story with pictures and photos, courtesy of Ellington-Somers Patch. Check it out.



If you’d like to come out and see where your efforts go, please come to our 2013 Eastern Regional Games in Hartford on May 11. Visit the Games website at www.hartford.edu/soct. you or your group can register to volunteer right on line. 650 athletes will complete is athletics and aquatics competitions.


We were not able to do Awards after the plunge because of the windy weather. Here are the winners in the various Awards categories. We will contact each winner about presenting the Award to them.

Here they are:


Rock Hopper Award – Best Individual Costume – Wonder Women-Michelle Metcalf

Waddle Award – Best Costume- group – Krazy Krew- Elvis and Friends

Silver Penguin – Janet Arrone, EHS Unified Sports

Artic Here Award – Top Public Safety Award – South Windsor PD

Rocking Schoolhouse Award – Top fundraising school – Windsor Lock Sports Stars-Windsor Lock Public Schools

Penguin on the Rocks Award – Top Bar/Restaurant – Casey’s Café, Ellington

Web Surfer Award – Top money raised on-line- Roseanne Sapula- Penguin Wannabee’s, South Windsor

Emperor Club Award – Top money raised -  group – Lucky Locks Penguins- Windsor Locks Sports Stars

Emperor Award – Top money raised- individual – Roseanne Sapula- Penguin Wannabee’s, South Windsor


Girl Taylor Energy

"Erin Doyer of sponsor Taylor Energy braves cold day to support Ellington Plunge” 


See you next year.


Watch the video below to see what the Penguin Plunge is all about!  


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.



Is your company interested in becoming a t-shirt Sponsor?

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

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Online Fundraising Goal


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83 percent of goal achieved.

Top Fundraisers

Penguin Plunge Participant

  1. Roseanne Sapula - $4,814.00
  2. Mary Jane Hussey - $1,653.00
  3. Ben Love - $1,285.00
  4. Ernest Perreault - $1,115.00
  5. Margarette Shonti - $1,025.00

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