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Take a dip for Special Olympics

Looking for something really cool to do on New Years Day?  Or perhaps one of your resolutions for 2012 is to help a great cause.  We can help you with both!

It’s time to register for the 2012 Lobster Dip for Special Olympics Maine.  This is Maine’s largest and original ocean plunge.  The event will take place on New Years day at Noon in front of the Brunswick Hotel and Ocean Side Grille at Old Orchard Beach.   In 2011, Dippers raised over $100,000.00 dollars for our statewide, year-round program of sports training and athletic competitions for more than 3,400 athletes with intellectual disabilities!   As always, ALL properly registered Dippers who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a premium long-sleeved Lobster Dip t-shirt!  Additional incentives will apply for additional funds raised & grand prizes for top fundraisers!

Here’s How to Participate:

Individuals – Raise a minimum of $100. and register properly.

Teams – 5 or more dippers (each team member MUST raise a minimum of $100.) may register as a team.  Simply choose a team name ( & a team costume?) & register under that team name (additional prize incentives apply for top fund-raising teams).

 Alternative Dip – Join the “Chicken Dip” (for those who don’t want to go into the water, by raising $100 minimum & being fenced-in in the “chicken coop” on the beach!

 *NEW this year, a chance to register EARLY and beat the rush!  (A special gift awarded to the first 200 Dippers who register PRIOR to Dip Day)

Registration Times/Locations: 

FRIDAY, December 30th – register at the Special Olympics Maine State Office at 125 John Roberts Road – Unit #19, South Portland, from Noon to 7 PM  (call 879-0489 for directions)
SATURDAY, December 31st – Register at The Brunswick, 39 West Grand Ave, OOB, from 1 – 5 PM.
SUNDAY, January 1st – Day of the Dip – Register at The Brunswick, 39 West Grand Ave, OOB, from 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Registration WILL CLOSE at 11:30 AM to prepare for the Noon Dip.  (All Dippers must register properly, which means you MUST turn in a minimum of $100. & your completed Lobster Dip release form, to receive your Dip bracelet.)

There will be a post dip party at the Brunswick following the dip. (food, cash bar, music, and fun)  Please call 879-0489 for a packet or check us out on the web at www.somaine.org or find us on facebook.

Special Olympics is a year round athletic training and competition program for persons with intellectual disabilities of all ages. In Maine we serve over 3400 adults and children with intellectual disabilities.