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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Register Now for the 13th Annual Polar Plunge to Benefit Special Olympics

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Farmingville, NY – – Perennial “Polar Plunger,” Councilwoman Jane Bonner (pictured), wants to remind Brookhaven residents to register for the 2022 Special Olympics of New York Polar Plunge. The annual event will be held on Saturday, November 19, at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New York athletes in the Long Island region. The money donated goes to pay for the training of the athletes, equipment, attire, health supplies and more that can help transform an athlete’s life. All registrants must raise or surpass the fundraising goal of $150 to participate and to receive the signature Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason” sweatshirt. For more information, or to register online, please visit\brookhaven. Donations are also accepted. Recently, the 2022 Polar Plunge was featured on Councilwoman Bonner’s television program, In the Spotlight. To watch the program, tune in to Brookhaven Cable Channel 18 or view it on the Town’s website. The program features Rebecca Hoffman, Director of Developmental Services, Special Olympic New York; athlete Daniel Fletcher and his mother and coach, Edna Fletcher. The Channel 18 schedule of programs is available at

Councilwoman Bonner said, “The Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach is a tradition that makes a big difference in the lives of our Special Olympics athletes. This year, I have a great team of people to plunge with and I encourage everyone to join us and support Special Olympics New York. I thank all the volunteers, Town employees, police, fire and ambulance staff who work so hard to make this event a success every year.”

All registered plungers are invited to attend the “Pre-Plunge Party” on Friday, November 18 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This event includes pre-check in, signing the waiver and receiving the Polar Plunge wristband and official sweatshirt. You can even take a photo with the famous Polar Plunge Polar Bear. The Pre-Plunge Party will be held at Recipe Seven Cocktails & Kitchen, 275 Route 25A in Miller Place.

About Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 68,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with more than 170 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers and are never charged to participate. It costs $400 to support training and competition for one athlete for one sports season. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit
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