Fundraise

Thank you for raising funds for Special Olympics New Hampshire through the Penguin Plunge!

By signing up to take the plunge you're helping Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.

To ensure SONH can continue to support its athletes, each Plunger needs to raise a minimum of $350 to participate. 

The more you raise, the more you get! 

Check out this year's incentives here.

Plunge in Style

Each Plunger will receive one item of Plunge clothing of their choice.

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Gift Cards

Plungers who reach set goal amounts will receive gift cards

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Bonus Incentive

Plungers who raise $1,200 get a bonus item!

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The fastest and easiest way to raise money is by creating your own fundraising web page. When you register online for the Plunge, you will be prompted to make your own fundraising page. Customize your page and send it to everyone you know through email and social media.

Donors can use a credit card to donate directly to your Plunge on your fundraising page. All donors will receive an email that includes a receipt for their tax-deductible donation.

You can also collect donations by cash and check and hand them in to any New Hampshire TD Bank. Checks should be made payable to “SONH.” Cash donations should be recorded on the cash donor record form. All cash and check donors will be mailed (or emailed) an acknowledgment of their tax-deductible donation. For details on how you can hand in your cash and check donation, please check out the 'How do I hand in my cash and check donation?' section of our FAQs

If you prefer not to create your own online fundraising page and register, feel free to fill out a wavier and registration form!

Fundraising Tips

  • Set a goal and reach it in manageable steps
  • Encourage your donors to ask their employers about matching gifts.
  • Set up your email signature to include a link to your fundraising page.
  • If you don’t get an answer the first time you ask, ask again! Many times people mean to donate, but they don’t get around to it. Friendly reminder emails, progress updates, etc., help to nudge the process along. It is also helpful to remind people of the event date and by when you need to collect all donations.
  • Remind people why you Plunge. Winter Water Sports are the single largest revenue stream for Special Olympics New Hampshire

Awards

Top Fundraisers:

Keep fundraising! The top three fundraisers will take home a TD Bank Card. Winners will be based on fundraising through 11am on February 6th for High School and Prep School Plungers and 11am on February 7th for the Penguin Plunge!

  • 1st Place individual fundraiser - $500 TD Bank Card
  • 2nd Place individual fundraiser - $250 TD Bank Card
  • 3rd Place individual fundraiser - $100 TD Bank Card

Best Plunge Photos/Videos:

However you Plunge this year we want pictures or videos! Sumit your best Plunge photos/videos by February 12th for a chance to win cash prizes! Learn how to upload your photos here. Submit your best videos to MarkE@sonh.org

  • 1st Place individual fundraiser - $500 TD Bank Card
  • 2nd Place individual fundraiser - $250 TD Bank Card
  • 3rd Place individual fundraiser - $100 TD Bank Card

Raise $750 in just one week

Day Donations  Donation Amount
1  Support yourself by paying the registration fee  $50
2  Ask four family members to donate $50 each  $200
3  Ask five co-workers to donate $10 each  $50
4  Ask your employer for a company donation  $100
5  Ask five neighbors to donate $10 each  $50
6  Ask ten friends to donate $25 each  $250
7  Ask five people from social media to donate $10 each  $50
Total    $750