Dylan Cruess participated in the Penguin Plunge on February 11th, 2024. This fundraiser for Special Olympics New Hampshire (SONH) took place at Hampton Beach, NH, where thousands of participants plunged into the freezing water of the Atlantic.
Dylan, dressed as a TFM surveyor (hard hat and all!) was among the first in his group to make it into the water, running and jumping in with a belly flop! Dylan raised $695 for SONH, whose mission is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. These continuing opportunities help develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in the sharing of gifts, skills, and friendships with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the event, supporting the mission of Special Olympics New Hampshire.