If you're looking for a family-friendly charity event to put you in the holiday spirit, the Monroe Police Department and Special Olympics Connecticut would like to invite you to join us for their 3rd Annual "Plunge at the Park" Sunday, Dec. 9 at Great Hollow Lake in Wolfe Park.
Participants should wear a costume, team jersey or bathing suit. Towels and water shoes are recommended. Event t-shirts will be provided. Those who are under 8 years of age or who do not wish to plunge can still participate by donning a unique, one-of-a-kind "I'm a Chicken!" T-shirt.
A minimum donation of $50 per plunger or "chicken bystander" and signed waiver form are required of each participant. (If a plunger is under 18, a parent or guardian's signature is also required.)
Local businesses, professionals, students, civic groups, law enforcement, and fire and rescue personnel will be donning costumes (rumor has it participants will be wearing penguin and chicken hats!), team jerseys and bathing suits to take the plunge. Many businesses have graciously donated monetary contributions, food and beverages, services and family friendly items for the Plunge raffle, including gift certificates to local restaurants and sporting events.
Spectators are also welcome to come enjoy music provided by Johnny Jay Productions, a little exercise to get the heart pumping with Zumba with Diane and Bootcamp with Vania from H.E.A.R. Fitness Studio, and coffee and hot chocolate from Dunkin’ Donuts, chicken soup from Soup Thyme, and chicken wings from Tavern and more!
Check-in will begin at 11 a.m. and the plunge will take place promptly at 1 p.m. Preregistration at http://soct.convio.net/monroeplunge2012 is strongly encouraged, but same day registration is also welcome. Become a fan of our Facebook page entitled "Monroe Plunge Connecticut" and direct others to this site for information, photos, and updates.
Last year’s event raised over $14,000 and made a difference in the lives of so many of our local athletes. Please consider donning your "penguin suit" during this busy time of year and make this day a memorable and meaningful for our Special Olympics athletes.