Manchester, NH – Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) will present three Dip events in March. These annual fundraisers encourage communities to come together by taking a plunge into the icy Lake Winnipesaukee to support nearly 3,000 Special Olympics athletes in New Hampshire.
Saturday, March 9th, the day will begin with the SONH first Law Enforcement Dip at the Margate in Laconia, NH. All men and women who are a part of law enforcement are invited and encouraged to participate in the Dip. Proceeding the Law Enforcement Dip, the Cool School Dip will be held for Middle and High School students. On Sunday, March 10th SONH will be hosting its Winni Dip at the Margate in Laconia, NH. This is the first community-based dip, SONH invites one and all to participate in the Winni Dip!
Dippers must raise $350 to participate in the Law Enforcement and Winni Dip. Middle School Dippers must raise $75 while High School Dippers must raise $200 to participate in the Cool School Dip. Everyone is encouraged to register online at www.sonh.org and create a fundraising webpage through FirstGiving.
This year’s theme is “Hippies”, and everyone is encouraged to get “hippie and go dippy” by wearing costumes and accessories. In addition to jumping in the water, the day includes music, a costume contest, food and awards.
The fund-raising efforts raised in these two days last long after the dip. These Dips help support all of SONH’s channels from Sports Training and Competition, Unified Champion Schools Unify to Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Program which offers health services and information for athletes in need.
While those who are dipping each day are certainly the center of attention, there are many ways to be a part of this exciting weekend without jumping into the water. Sun Bathing Bears are donors who participate without getting wet. The logistics of these two days require help from our talented and dedicated volunteers and we always have room for more. Other opportunities to sponsor or donate can all be found at the Winter Water Sports page of our website: sonh.org/support-and-fundraising-events/Plunges/default.aspx
The SONH website provides information about being involved in this all-important fundraising weekend. More information is available on our Facebook page or Twitter feed. The SONH office in Manchester can be reached by calling (603) 624-1250.