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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Town of Brookhaven’s 13th Annual “Polar Plunge” Raises More Than $130K to Benefit Special Olympics

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Farmingville, NY – – On November 19, the Town of Brookhaven and Special Olympics New York (SONY) hosted the 13th annual “Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason” at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. The event attracted nearly 600 plungers and raised more than $130,000 for Special Olympics New York. Councilwoman Jane Bonner, who led the “Frozen Eagles” team, raised $2,750. Pictured are Councilwoman Jane Bonner (center) with her teammates, Special Olympics athletes Joey Collins (left) and Daniel Fletcher (right) celebrating their plunge.

Councilwoman Bonner said, “I applaud Special Olympics New York for making this year’s Polar Plunge a success and I thank all the plungers, volunteers, police, first responders and Town employees for helping the athletes achieve their dreams. Also, a big thank you to everyone who made donations to support this great organization.”

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. For more information about the Special Olympics New York, go to

Polar Plunge 2022 group photo

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