6th Annual Winni Dip and 1st Annual High School Dip

LACONIA —  Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 will be Dip weekend in Laconia.
Members of New Hampshire's Law Enforcement agencies and the local community will take the 6th Annual "Dip" into Lake Winnipesaukee on Saturday, March 8 dressed in their best Rock 'n Roll outfits. High School students, faculty and staff will then take the "Dip" for the first time on their own day, Sunday, March 9 dressed in their best Prom outfits.

The Winni Dip is part of the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a year round partnership between the agency and the state's public safety officials that raises funds and awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics New Hampshire.
"The partnership between Special Olympics and New Hampshire's Law Enforcement is a great one, the members of LETR help us throughout the year by raising funds and awareness for our organization, they also help at many of our events by handing out medals to our athletes, and participating in ceremonies at SONH competitions," said Mary Conroy, SONH President.

Conroy went on to say, "The partnership simply makes Special Olympics better."

The schedule for the Winni Dip is:
Saturday, March 8, 2014 – Winni Dip
The Margate at the Lakefront
9:00 – 11:00 am: Dipper Check In
11:30 a.m: "Rock 'n Roll" Costume Parade
Noon: First Wave of Dippers Enter the Water
12:30: Post Dip Lunch and Awards

Sunday, March 9, 2014 – High School Dip
The Margate at the Lakefront
9:00 – 11:00 am: High School Dipper Check In
11:30 am: "Prom" Costume Parade
Noon: Dippers Enter the Water
12:30: Post Dip Lunch and Awards

Registration is still open for anyone interested in Dipping and can be done online at www.sonh.org until midnight Monday March 3 or at the event. Participants commit to raising $250 (including a $50 non-refundable registration fee). High School participants need to raise $175. All Dippers enjoy the Post-Dip Lunch & Celebration along with a guest and will receive a hoodie or vest.

The 2014 Winni Dip is supported by WOKQ, The Margate on Winnipesaukee, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, Marshall Tent & Event Rental, E&R Dry Cleaners and Polished and Proper.

For more information on Special Olympics New Hampshire and the Winni Dip visit www.sonh.org.