Amanda Knoepfler

I'm Freezin' for a Reason!

I'm excited to be participating in the Penguin Plunge for my fourth year! My first two years were "DIY" style due to the pandemic. In February 2023 I finally got to attend the Hampton Beach event to participate with my team and experience the event as a plunger!

How it all started: I've been donating to the Special Olympics and supporting plungers since 2014. In 2020 the event was short on volunteers, so I signed up to serve food to the participants inside the warmth of the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom. Because of my dislike for the cold, I had sworn up and down for years that I would continue to support plungers, but never become one myself. That all changed when the athletes took the stage and immediately won me over! I knew at that moment that I was going to plunge the following year, against my better judgement. 😅🥶

I'm told that once you become a plunger, you're a plunger for life - so I'm back for round four!

The Penguin Plunge is the Special Olympics largest fundraiser each year. Please consider donating so that the NH athletes can continue to take advantage of all the amazing programs offered! It is about so much more than a love of sports for these kids - it's also about comradery, building social skills, gaining confidence... the list goes on!

Every dollar makes a difference, no donation is ever "too small".  If you are not able to make a monetary donation, you can still help by sharing my link or interacting with my posts! 

Thank you so much for any and all support!! 

P.S. Donate $150 or more to get two free tickets to the NH Fisher Cats 2024 Opening Game (based on availability)

My Plunge Achievements

Added Profile Picture

Raised $850

Made a self donation

Shared Fundraising Page

Received 25 Donations

My Updates

2023 Plunge

Wednesday 22nd Nov

2021 Plunge

Wednesday 22nd Nov

2022 Plunge

Wednesday 22nd Nov

Thank you to my Sponsors


Anthony Gesamondo


Rosie Owen


Amanda Knoepfler


Maggie Morin


Kathy Barrett Dick

Love this!!


Lizz Boraczek

Sending warm thoughts for that day! 🥶


Deb Nault


Andrew M