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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Town of Brookhaven’s 12th Annual “Polar Plunge” Raises $131,033 to Benefit Special Olympics NY

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Farmingville, NY – On November 20, the Town of Brookhaven and the Special Olympics of New York hosted the 12th annual “Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason” at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. The 544 plungers braved the cold water of the Long Island Sound to collectively raise $131,033 for the Special Olympics of New York. Pictured is Councilman Neil Foley (center) with fellow plungers as they run up the beach after making the plunge.

Councilman Foley said, “Congratulations to the Special Olympics of New York for another successful Polar Plunge. I commend the volunteers, plungers, Town employees, police, fire and ambulance staff who worked so hard to help make this event a big success.”

Special Olympics New York, Long Island Region has 4,000 athletes training and competing year-round in 22 Olympics-style sports. The athletes and their families or caregivers are never charged to participate. It costs $400 to support training and competition for one athlete for one sports season. For more information about the Special Olympics New York, go to
Neil Foley Polar Plunge 2021

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