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2013 Winsted Penguin Plunge
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Welcome to the

Winsted Penguin Plunge

*Highland Lake*

Saturday, March 9th

148 plungers participated in the event and over $54, 500 was raised. Congratulations to all of this year's award winners and a big thank you to all our participants!

  Rockin School house award ~ Oliver Wolcott Tech - $2,000

 Emperor Penguin – Matt Smith - $19,550

Emperor Club- I want my Mummy - $27,955 

Websurfer – Matt Smith - $19, 550

 Silver Penguin – Jeff Talcott

Artic Hero Award – US Army - $205

Penguin on the Rocks – Rainbow Restaurant

Waddle Award – The cupid bulldog

 Rockhopper – Cupid’s team

Winsted Chicken

 All plungers must sign a waiver to participate. Minimum age to plunge outdoors is 8 years old. Children under 8 years of age can plunge at Chicken Plunge at the YMCA and MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Matt Smith Winsted

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

 Silver Sponsors

Northwest Community Bank


Republic American

FM 97.3 

Contributing Sponsor

Quinoco Cadwell

Media Sponsor





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.


 Remember to bring a towel and car pool when possible!



Is your company interested in sponsorship opportunities?

For more information, contact Sharon Pelkey at 203-267-6566 x708 or


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Online Fundraising Goal


Make a gift!

102 percent of goal achieved.

Top Fundraisers


  1. Carmine Ventre - $437.00
  2. Beth Christensen - $65.00
  3. Patti Elliott - $25.00

Penguin Plunge Participant

  1. Matthew Smith - $19,350.00
  2. Jason Fulep - $2,250.00
  3. Brenna Colucci - $1,715.00
  4. Geoffrey Talcott - $1,305.00
  5. Eric & Christian Birkenberger - $1,250.96

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