The Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School All-Starz had the highest number of participants for a middle school at the annual Penguin Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Vermont at the Burlington Waterfront on Saturday. Tuttle team members raised over $14,000 at the event, surpassing last year. A bulk of the fundraising efforts go toward supporting a variety of Special Olympics Vermont sporting events, which are largely supported by the Penguin Plunge.

“It was an amazing effort by the middle school and the high school, whose combined effort pushed South Burlington to the 2nd highest fundraising district in the state, behind CVU/Williston Schools!” said All-Starz Team Captain Gary Russell.

The SBHS Wolves team fundraising total was over $8,400 with 16 total plungers.

“I thought it was a very successful year for us,” said Wolves Team Captain and Senior Brendan Precourt. “We beat our team goal and we had a great group of plungers. I had a lot of fun with everyone on our team. I’m happy how my last year went and although I’m sad to go, I’m confident that our plunge team will continue to grow and raise money for such a great cause.”

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