Penguin Plunge at Compo Beach

Special Olympics Connecticut will hold its annual Westport Penguin Plunge on Saturday, March 14, at Compo Beach in Westport.

Register to plunge, or support a participant or team at Check-in the day of the event will begin at 11 a.m. and the plunge will take place at 1 p.m.

Compo Beach is located at 60 Compo Beach Road, Westport. For more information, call 203-230-1201 or email

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This annual fundraiser encourages friends from the Westport community and beyond to come together and take the plunge into icy waters to support more than 14,000 dedicated Special Olympics athletes and Unified Sports® partners, who train and compete in sports throughout the year.

All are invited to participate in the Penguin Plunge, including individuals, groups of friends and family members, and teams representing schools, businesses, organizations and clubs.

Penguin Plunges provide a fun and festive atmosphere and also feature music, refreshments, awards and parades of plungers in costume to enjoy.

To join in the fun, participants must be at least 8 years old and need to raise a minimum of $100.

In addition to awards for top fundraisers and best costume, participants receive incentive prizes for their fundraising efforts.

Special Olympics Connecticut provides year-round sports training of all ages with intellectual disabilities and Unified Sports® partners — their teammates without disabilities.

Through the joy of sport, the Special Olympics movement transforms lives and communities throughout the state and in 170 countries around the world by promoting good health and fitness and inspiring inclusion and respect for all people, on and off the playing field.

Partner sponsors: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Connecticut Light & Power/Yankee Gas/Western Massachusetts Electric (Northeast Utilities Companies), The Hubbell Foundation, Law Enforcement Torch Run, NBC Connecticut, TD Bank, United Technologies and WWE.

Year-Round suppliers: Adams Hometown Markets/IGA Hometown Supermarkets, Campus Customs/Cymplify, The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of New England, Connecticut Portable Storage/PODS, Crystal Rock Water and Coffee Company, Dunkin’ Donuts, Graebel Connecticut, Guida’s Milk and Ice Cream, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, Marcus Communications, State of Connecticut Judicial Branch Community Service and WORX.