Hundreds of Lobster Dippers “Shell-ebrated” New Year’s Day at the Beach!

It was a beautiful, sunny 50-degree January day in Maine for the 35th Annual Special Olympics Maine Lobster Dip on New Year’s Day.

This year, a new record of 516 first time and veteran dippers took a plunge into the 42-degree wintery waters of the Atlantic in Old Orchard Beach.

For the first time in Lobster Dip history, the event reached its goal of $100K BEFORE January 1st!

Reaching the original goal didn’t stop dippers from raising a shattering record-breaking amount of $177,106 with more donations coming in!

As Special Olympics Maine President & CEO, Phil Geelhoed announced to the crowd on New Year’s Day, “We asked, and you answered!”



Let’s put our lobster claws together and give a big round of applause for this year’s dippers and donors! Your contribution, no matter the amount, attributed to the success of our New Year’s Day tradition. It is because of YOU that this year’s event was our biggest and best one yet! All proceeds from this year’s event will help continue to provide year-round sports training, competitions and inclusive opportunities for our Special Olympics Maine athletes.

Thank you for helping them fulfill and achieve their dreams!

**If you would like to contribute to this year’s historic Lobster Dip event, you still can! Our online donation site is open until January 31st, 2023. You can also send check/cash to our office at 525 Main Street, South Portland ME 04106.**


Congrats to our lucky “LobStars!”

Post-Lobster Dip fun included live music at The Brunswick, a 50/50 drawing, social media contest & prizes!


SAVE THE DATE – Lobster Dip 2024 New Years Day!