We are proud to support Special Olympics and help transform lives by inspiring inclusion, understanding and respect for people of all abilities.
2021 Polar Plunge
The traditional 2021 Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games were unable to be in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
To continue our support of the athletes, employees were invited to participate in virtual Penguin Plunges to support Special Olympics in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
Dozens of employees took the plunge and helped to raise over $20,000 for Special Olympics.
We have been a sponsor of Special Olympics Connecticut Winter Games since 1989.
Our team of volunteers – employees and retirees – set up snowmaking pipes at our Windsor Operations Center and work around the clock running the machines to make sure there's enough snow so hundreds of athletes can compete in cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
It's the only group of volunteers in the world that makes snow exclusively for a Special Olympics event.
The team spends nearly five months planning the competition. Their work has been recognized several times by the Special Olympics community and multiple members of the volunteer planning team have received the Unsung Hero award from Special Olympics Connecticut.
Since July of 2018, Eversource employees have helped to set up for the summer season game for the Western MA Regional Qualifying Tournament.
In 2019, we have added on the Eastern MA Regional Qualifying Tournament and the Tournament of Champions, the season-ending event for the Special Olympics Massachusetts Summer Games.
Eversource is proud to sponsor the Special Olympics of New Hampshire Winter Games at Waterville Valley, which include a variety of outdoor and indoor activities.
Eversource manages the Resort Experience for the athletes and our volunteers perform other duties such as assisting downhill skiers and snowboarders, timing cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, and helping to set up racecourses.