Freezing for a Reason: Polar Plunges on Long Island

PolarplungeThis seasons freezing for a reason with the Polar Plunge is coming to an end on Long Island. Local Polar Plunges run from November to April across Long Island with multiple locations. What exactly is a Polar Plunge? This chilly event was organized to help raise money for different organizations. Individuals are asked to receive pledges from others to then jump or run into the cold winter waters of Long Island. See that last ones that are planned for March and April:

March

  • Saturday, March 7th: AHRC Suffolk’s Polar Bear Splash at Bay Shore Marina in Bay Shore at 8:30 am – Fee: $20, ages 12 & younger free. All money raised will go to AHRC.
  • Saturday, March 7th: Town of North Hempstead Polar Plunge at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington at noon – No fee, but donations accepted. All money raised will go to athletes of the Special Olympics.
  • Sunday, March 8th: UCPN Polar Bear Plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Beach in Oyster Bay at 1 pm – No fee, but donations accepted. All money raised with go to the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County.
  • Saturday, March 21st: Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge at Tobay Beach in Massapequa at 11:30 am – No fee, but donations accepted. All money raised will go to athletes of the Special Olympics.

April

  • Sunday, April 12th: April Fools Polar Lion Plunge at Corey Beach in Blue Point at 10 am – $15 donation in advance, $20 donation day of. All money raised will go to the Guide Dog Foundation and local charities.

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We hope you had a fun time taking part of this seasons Freezing for a Reason!

Remember to post any pictures from this seasons Polar Plunges to LI Mamas

 By Janet Brandsema

Photo Credit: Polar Plunge of NY

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