12th Annual Polar Plunge


The 12th Annual Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, March 5, at North Hempstead Beach Park. Registration for the “Freezin’ for a Reason” event begins at 10 a.m. with the plunge at noon. Those not looking to take the plunge can join the “Chicken Coop,” which allows people to help raise money without taking the plunge.

Each winter, Special Olympics Polar Plunges are held throughout the country to attract thousands
of thrill seekers to engage in a worthy and exhilarating fundraising event. Last year, more than 6,000 plungers and 15,000 spectators were part
of the plunge season, raising nearly $1 million statewide, with more
than 600 taking part in the event at North Hempstead Beach Park. All funds support Special Olympics New York’s programs.

“It is always such an honor to host an event that helps provide such critical services and programs to our wonderful Special Olympics athletes,” said Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth.

It’s easy to get involved. Go to www.polarplungeny.org/northhempstead. This Polar Plunge will help to provide year-round sports training and competition in over 22 Olympic-style sports for more than 65,000 people with intellectual disabilities living in New York, giving them continuing opportunities at
no cost to them or their families.Polarplunge012716A

For more information, call 311 or 516-869-6311 or call Rebecca Strickland at Special Olympics Long Island at 631-254-1465, ext. 203. Strickland can also be reached at rstrickland@nyso.org.


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