Contributors sought in Middletown for Particular Olympics CT Penguin Plunge

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The annual Particular Olympics Connecticut Penguin Plunge in Middletown is about for Feb. 26 this yr on the Pavilion at Crystal Lake.

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HAMDEN — Particular Olympics Connecticut has introduced the dates of its upcoming Penguin Plunge occasions. In Middletown, the plunge will happen Feb. 26 on the Polish Falcons Membership, 144 Prout Hill Highway.

Contributors will leap into the chilly waters of a lake or Lengthy Island Sound to help the group’s year-round sports activities, well being and health applications for athletes across the state and assist create communities that settle for and embrace individuals of all talents, in line with a press launch.

Particular Olympics Connecticut supplies year-round sports activities coaching and competitions for over 12,000 athletes of all ages with mental disabilities and Unified Sports activities companions — their teammates with out disabilities, the group mentioned.

“Via the enjoyment of sport, the Particular Olympics motion transforms lives and communities all through the state and in 172 international locations around the globe by selling good well being and health and provoking inclusion and respect for all individuals, on and off the enjoying area,” it mentioned.

Contributors have to be at the least 8. They could register for a $25 payment, then fundraise an extra $75, totaling $100 raised for Particular Olympics Connecticut. Pre-registration is strongly inspired. A digital possibility can be being provided this yr.

For data, and different areas, go to soct.org, electronic mail specialolympicsct@soct.org or name 203-230-1201.

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