FAQ

What are Winter Water Sports?

Winter Water Sports are fundraising events where people raise money to plunge into cold water during Winter.

We offer seven Winter Water Sports events annually:

• Penguin Plunge
• High School Plunge
• Law Enforcement Winni Dip
• Prep School Plunge
• Cool School Winni Dip
• Community Winni Dip
• Mega Winni Dip

What is a Plunger?

A Plunger is a person who participates in one of our Plunge events (Penguin Plunge, High School Plunge or Prep School Plunge).

What is a Dipper?

A Dipper is a person who participates in one of our Dip events (Law Enforcement Winni Dip, Cool Schools Winni Dip, Mega Winni Dip or Community Winni Dip).

What if I haven’t met the fundraising minimum?

We would like to deliver pails to our Dippers. To do that we will guarantee your pail is delivered if the minimum amount is raised by January 29th (Plunge) or February 26th (Dip). Pails are guaranteed to be delivered before the 5th of February (Plunge) and March (Dip).  

Don’t panic if you haven’t met the minimum by the date. You can complete a deferred payment form which will record a credit card number. This allows you 30 more days to reach the fundraising minimum and still guarantee that you will receive your Plunge pail or Dip Tank by the 5th. If you are unable to meet the minimum 30 days after the event, we will process your card with the outstanding balance.

If you hit the fundraising minimum after January 29th (Plunge) or February 26th (Dip), we will do everything we can to get your pail/tank to you in time.

How do I add my school or Law Enforcement agency to the list of teams?

We preload teams based on last year’s participation. If your school or agency isn’t listed, just let us know and we’ll get it added right away!

School: contact Ryan Grogan at RyanG@sonh.org or (207) 752-0455

Law Enforcement: contact Dave Bailey at DaveB@sonh.org or (603) 620-5274

How do I hand in my cash and check donations?

Drop off any cash or checks to any New Hampshire TD Bank! Make sure when you arrive to the TD Bank you do the following:

  • Let the teller know you would like to deposit in the "Special Olympics Plunge" or “Special Olympics Dip” account
  • Write your name on the deposit slip so we can credit the funds to you
  • Take a picture of the deposit receipt and email it, along with any applicable cash donor record forms, to SpecialOlympics@sonh.org
  • Funds will be credited to your Plunge/Dip, donors will be thanked and the donation will be added to your online fundraising page. Please allow 3-5 business days for processing.
  • Find a TD Bank in NH near you here

Don’t live near a TD Bank?

  • Mail checks to SONH at PO Box 3598 Concord, NH 03302
  • Please do not mail cash. If you have cash donations, please use the offline donation feature on your Plunge/Dip page or transfer cash to a money order at a local bank and mail that to us!

Can I share the funds I raised with another participant?

Yes! You can transfer funds from one person to another. Please email SpecialOlympics@sonh.org with the name of the Plunger/Dipper that you would like to give funds to and the amount, and we’ll make the change.

Do I have to register and create a fundraising page online to participate in the Plunge?

No, you can sign up to Plunge or Dip using the registration and wavier forms! Complete and send all forms to SpecialOlympics@sonh.org