Southern New Hampshire
CP Management’s, Jeff Robinson, Amanda Knoepfler and their team, the Weekend Warriors, successfully raised over $9,000 for the Special Olympics New Hampshire during the annual Special Olympics Penguin Plunge in February of 2021.
In the past, the Penguin Plunge has been held at Hampton Beach in New Hampshire, where participants, also known as “plungers”, gather in a big group and collectively run into the ocean’s freezing waters during February. This year’s Penguin Plunge looked slightly different than years past. The event was more of a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Plunge, where plungers were tasked in finding a creative and socially distanced alternative to the typically crowded event. Some of CP Management’s Weekend Warriors drenched themselves with buckets of ice water while others opted for a solo dip in the frigid ocean waters. More important than the actual act of plunging, the event successfully raised over $600,000 (and counting) to fund Special Olympics New Hampshire Events throughout the year.
Robinson brought his passion for the Special Olympics to CP Management when he started as a property manager with the company 7 years ago. Athletics has always been a big part of Robinson’s life and he has been fortunate enough to build lifelong friendships, travel the world and experience countless life lessons through his involvement. Special Olympics provides athletes with similar experiences that open a world of opportunities and teach important life lessons. Robinson, who is now on the board of directors for the organization, has been a strong advocate with the Special Olympics for over 20 years.
Knoepfler has been donating to the Special Olympics for over 5 years. She became more closely involved after an opportunity to volunteer opened up at last year’s Plunge. During her volunteer experience, Knoepfler and CP Management’s Kate Leonard, served food to the event’s participants and had a chance to hear the athletes share their stories. Learning firsthand from members of the Special Olympics about how the organization positively affects those involved solidified Knoepfler’s decision to, quite literally, take the plunge this year.
The Special Olympics strive to create a better world by fostering the acceptance and inclusion of all people. Through the power of sports, people with intellectual disabilities discover previously unrecognized strengths and abilities. Athletes find joy, confidence, and fulfillment both on the playing field as well as in life. They inspire communities to open their hearts to a wider world of human talents and potential. The organization prides itself on educating athletes, supporters, and the general population about the importance of inclusion. The Special Olympics help build community and in doing so, improves quality of life. Learn more or make a donation by visiting www.sonh.org.
CP Management is proud to support the local community and applauds Jeff Robinson, Amanda Knoepfler, as well as all plungers and donators for their involvement with the Special Olympics New Hampshire. To learn more about CP Management visit us online at www.cpmanagement.com.