BREAKING NEWS – Lobster Dip is totally VIRTUAL the month of January!

Lobster Dip is going totally VIRTUAL!

For everyone’s health and safety we will NOT hold the in-person “Dip” portion of Lobster Dip this coming New Year’s Day.


Instead of coming to the beach on New Year’s Day, please plan support Special Olympics Maine by taking the Roll right from the safety of your own home! This year we need your support now more than ever!! Help us reach our goal of raising $75,000.00.

Lobster Roll to benefit Special Olympics Maine

No snow? Have no fear!  In true 2020 fashion, mother nature has attempted to slow our ROLL!  Because of this….

The Lobster Roll will be EXTENDED through January 31st 2021!

Get your rolls in when you can throughout the month!

Remember to get social with your roll!

Use #SOMELobsterRoll

Your incentives earned and all prize winners will be determined based on final results January 31st noon sharp

New Year’s Day – January 1st – January 31st, 2021

In 1988 members of the Portland Rugby Club organized the first Lobster Dip under the leadership of Head Lobster Rocky Frenzelli. In 2020, Dippers raised over $100,000 dollars for our statewide, year-round program of sports training and athletic competitions for the more than 5,109 athletes with intellectual disabilities we serve across the state!

We don’t know about you but 2020 has been the year we want to forget?! Due to the pandemic, most Special Olympics Maine programs (competitions & fundraiser alike) have been suspended and too many Special Olympics athletes remain on the sidelines. But even though athletes are not on the field, Special Olympics Maine continues to engage participants through virtual activities that focus on physical fitness, healthy habits and mental health while also providing a social platform where athletes, unified partners, coaches and volunteers can stay connected.

And with so much lost and so many questions still to be answered going into 2021 – we need your support now more than ever!

So, it won’t be the same but please help us let’s kick out 2020 and kick off 2021 with bang by participating in our Lobster Roll (virtual) and raise some much needed funds to keep Special Olympics Maine athletes active, engaged and well!

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 roll!”

How to Participate:

Lobster Roll – New this year due to COVID 19, participants can choose to participate virtually. Simply wait for New Year’s Day (or after) and the snow to fall, get into your “Dip Outfit” and take a roll in the snow!! Make sure to grab videos and share! #LobsterRollforSOMaine.  Additional incentive for Lobster Roll participation – all Lobster Roll participants will be in a drawing to win 1 of 3 $100 MasterCard gift cards!

Each Roller must raise a minimum of $100. Those who do, and register properly, will receive the official 2021 commemorative Lobster Dip t-shirt!

Here’s How to Register:

All Rollers must pre-register through Panorama and setup a personal fundraising page. Unlike past years, due to COVID 19 Special Olympics Maine will not be able to allow any dipper to participate that is not pre-registered through Panorama.  Choose from the options below to register:

Incentives & Prizes

In addition to the Lobster Dip t-shirt, any dipper who raises the following receives a… (view all incentive items here)

  • Individual Incentives – additional incentives for those that raise over $250, $500 & $1,000.  Click here to see the official 2021 Lobster Dip incentives.
  • Top Lobster – top INDIVIDUAL participant (Dipper or Roller) raising the most money over $1,000: $250 MasterCard Gift Card
  • Top Lobster Drawing – Dippers & Rollers raising over $1,000 will go into a drawing for a $100 MasterCard Gift Card+
  • Lobster Roll Drawing – all Lobster Roll participants will be in a special drawing to win 1 of 3 $100 MasterCard gift cards!
  • Top Lobster Pot – Team of 5 or more dippers who raise the most money over $2,500: 50 Live Lobsters*
  • Top Lobster Pot Drawing – Teams of 5 or more dippers who raise over $2,500 will go into a drawing for 25 Liver Lobsters* +
  • Top Lobster Pot/per Team Member – Team of 5 or more dippers who raise the most money on average per team member: 25 Live Lobsters*

*Prize to be claimed between July – August 2021
+Top Lobster & Lobster Pot team are not eligible for drawing.

Here’s How to Support:

Don’t want to dip or roll but still want to support? Donate Today to support the event, an individual dipper or a team by clicking the donate button.

Sponsor a participant

Go Social

Let your family, friends, co-workers and your entire network know you are taking the Dip or Roll on your social media.  Choose from the Lobster Dip icons below and link them to your personal, or team, Pandora site to help us promote the event, support your fundraising efforts, and help recruit team members. Use the hashtags #SpecialOlympicsMaine, #LobsterDip2021, #LobsterRollforSpecialOlympicsMaine.