Ice Out Plunge 2019

Come join the fun and do something “cool” while supporting a great cause! The 6th annual “Ice Out Plunge” to benefit Special Olympics Maine will be held Saturday, March 16th – hosted by the Winthrop American Legion & Auxiliary, the Town of Winthrop and the Maine Law Enforcement Torch Run.
Participants are required to raise a MINIMUM of $100.00 to participate and will receive the official premium, performance blend, long-sleeved commemorative “Ice Out Plunge” t-shirt. Additional incentives are available based on additional monies raised. (Please see info enclosed.)
Here are the Specifics for the 2019 Event:
  • What: Annual “Ice Out Plunge” to benefit Special Olympics Maine
  • When: Saturday, March 16th @ 12 Noon sharp to plunge!
  • Where: Winthrop Town Beach at Maranacook Lake
Registration will be held that morning from 9:30 – 11:30 am at the Winthrop American Legion Post 40 Hall, 117 Bowdoin Street, Winthrop
  • Post Plunge Party: Winthrop American Legion Hall – All are invited – FREE buffet and CASH Bar
Here’s How to Participate:
  • Individuals – Raise a MINIMUM of $100. and register properly (additional incentives & prizes apply)
  • Teams – Form a Team! (5 or more plungers – each team member must raise the minimum $100.00). Choose a team name and register under that name. (additional incentives & prizes apply)
 All plungers must be properly registered in order to participate (to register properly, you must raise a MINIMUM of $100.00). Turn in your money raised at registration, along with your signed release form (enclosed in this packet). You will then receive your plunge “bracelet” and your commemorative, premium long-sleeved t-shirt. NOTE: Additional incentives will apply for additional funds raised (see additional info enclosed). GRAND PRIZES will also be awarded for the top individual and top team fundraising totals (certain requirements apply – see additional info enclosed)!
Setup a Personal Fundraising Page:  Dippers will have the capability once again, for fundraising online via FirstGiving
  1. Go to
  2. Click Join Now!
  3. Start Fundraising!
Registration Packet:
Helpful Tips to Plungers:
  • Plan to arrive early to park and register.
  • “Gang style” changing areas will be available before and after the plunge (gender specific).
  • Bring something to wear on your feet when entering the water (water shoes/old sneakers).
  • Also bring a beach towel, blanket, bathrobe for when you exit the water. – Don’t forget to bring your funds raised and your Firstgiving page (total raised printout) to registration.

2019 Scarf Project


Special Olympics Maine is reaching out to knitters (and to those of you who crochet) everywhere to help with the 2019 Scarf/Hat Project. We are hoping to have 500 scarves/hats donated in time for the 2019 Special Olympics Maine State Winter Games at the end of January …enough so that every athlete will have a scarf and hat for their winter competition… and possibly every volunteer and coach as well. Please send in by mid January.

Scarves can be mailed/delivered to:

  •  Attn: Katheryn Wildes 344 Old Orchard Road Buxton, ME 04093 or to
  • Special Olympics Maine 125 John Roberts Rd Suite 5 South Portland, ME 04106

 For more information please call 207-929-6237 or 207-879-0489

The design/pattern is totally up to you. Be creative…have fun with it. The colors for the 2018 games are:



Lobster Dip 2019

Lobster Dip 2019 is coming New Year’s Day…

and we hope you are coming too! Remember, it’s Maine’s original dip!

               And it’s not just a Dip – it’s a day-long event. Post Dip party includes free buffet, live music, cash bar and fun, fun and more fun!  Hundreds of our faithful will be on hand and we want you to be there to. It’s time to start making plans, forming teams, setting up your personal fundraising page and get ready for the 32nd annual Lobster Dip to benefit Special Olympics Maine! Bring a friend this year!
               In 1988 members of the Portland Rugby Club organized the first Lobster Dip under the leadership of Head Lobster Rocky Frenzelli. We thank all of you who have stayed with us and with Maine’s “ORIGINAL” Dip throughout the years and welcome anyone new who would like to “take the dip!”
       In 2018, Dippers raised over $100,000 dollars for our statewide, year-round program of sports training and athletic competitions for the more than 4,300 athletes with intellectual disabilities we serve across the state!
ALL Dippers must raise a minimum of $100. Those who do, and register properly, will receive a premium long-sleeved commemorative Lobster Dip t-shirt!   Additional incentives will apply for additional funds raised-ALSO grand prizes for top fundraisers!
Here are the Specifics for the 2019 Event – All NEW incentives again this year! Check Them Out!
  • What: Annual Lobster Dip to benefit Special Olympics Maine
  • When: New Year’s Day – January 1st @ 12 Noon – sharp!   Where: Old Orchard Beach in front of The Brunswick (39 West Grand Ave)
  • And as always: The renowned “Post Dip Party” to follow at The Brunswick (food, cash bar, music, football &fun!)
Here’s How to Participate:
  • Individuals – MUST raise a MINIMUM of $100. and register properly (add’l prizes/incentives for add’l funds raised)
  • Teams – 5 or more dippers may register as a team (each team member MUST raise a minimum of $100.). Simply choose a team name (team costumes are encouraged) & register under that team name.(Add’l prizes/incentives also apply based on funds raised)
Setup a Personal Fundraising Page: Dippers will have the capability once again, for fundraising online via FirstGiving
  1. Go to
  2. Click Start Fundraising button
  3. Select Lobster Dip 2019
  4. Customize the text and the photo on your online Personal Fundraising Page and express you passions and your purpose.
  5. Email your Personal Fundraising Page link & share via social media networks with your family, friends, colleagues &/or anyone you think will help you with your fundraising goal.
Registration Packet:
Two Ways to Register – Register day of or early and beat the rush. Registration dates, times and location below:
  • Pre-Register – Friday, December 28th, 2018 & Monday, December 31st, 2018 – register between 9 AM & 5 PM Special Olympics Maine State Office – 125 John Roberts Road – Unit #5 South Portland, ME 04106
  • Register Day of Dip – Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 – register between 9AM & 11:30 AM,The Brunswick – 39 West Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
Helpful Tips:
  • Plan to arrive by at least 11:00 AM, even if you have pre-registered – to allow time to find a parking spot and get into The Brunswick.
  • Bring (beach shoes/old sneakers, etc.) to wear into the water, and a towel/blanket/robe for when you come out –limited changing areas..
  • If you have pre-registered, but have more money to turn in on Dip Day, you may do so that morning at registration!

2019 State Winter Games Quota Application

2019 Winter Games
January 27-29, 2019

As the calendar creeps towards the New Year we find ourselves staring in the face of yet another Special Olympics Maine State Winter Games! This year’s State Winter Games will be held on January 27th-29th, 2019 at Sugarloaf Mountain. This email will be the ONLY notice you will receive about your first steps towards registering your Delegation to be a part of this year’s Games.”
SOME will once again be decreasing the quota of snowshoe athletes, while increasing the quota in other winter sports. Due to the limited size of the snowshoe venue and competition time constraints, we are encouraging teams to limit their number of snowshoe athletes, and encourage you to train and move those athletes who are capable, into Alpine, Cross Country Skiing or Speed Skating competitions. We’ll continue to offer Winter Coaches Training Schools, acquire equipment & secure training venues to help with this transition.
Again this year – To increase athlete participation we will accept all Area Delegation Winter Games Registrations with the following exceptions:
  • Due to the 7 year Area Rotation, Androscoggin & Franklin County Delegations will not be provided housing. Delegations in these areas can register as “Day Only” participants commuting in each day or find alternative housing. If housing is needed, it is suggested to book through rental companies like Home AwayAir Bnb or surrounding town hotels. Please do not contact Sugarloaf Mountain Co. directly!
  • Androscoggin & Franklin County Delegations cannot register any athlete in Snowshoe events unless participating in the 200m & 400m
SOME will ONLY send 2019 Winter Games registration information to the delegations that have been awarded Quotas so, please don’t hesitate – complete the form, today!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask. For more information contact Mark Capano, or 879-0489