Old Orchard Beach, Maine

New Year’s Lobster Dip to draw 400 for Special Olympics

Special Olympics Maine says an estimated 400 people are expected to take part in its annual Lobster Dip fund-raising ocean plunge on New Year’s Day. The Lobster Dip was Maine’s original cold-water fund-raiser when it began in 1988 with about 15 participants. It is now the largest such fund-raising event in the state. Last year it raised nearly $100,000 for Special Olympics Maine’s sports training and athletic competitions serving more than 3,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities.