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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Town of Brookhaven’s 14th Annual “Polar Plunge” Raises $140,000 to Benefit Special Olympics NY

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Farmingville, NY –  On November 18, the Town of Brookhaven and Special Olympics New York hosted the 14th annual “Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason” at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. The event attracted 650 plungers and raised $140,000 for Special Olympics New York. Pictured left to right are the “Frozen Eagles” celebrating another successful Polar Plunge Plunge, including Town of Brookhaven employees John Scelzi and Thomas Heinlein; Special Olympics New York Athlete, Daniel Fletcher and Councilwoman Jane Bonner.

Councilwoman Bonner, said, “I applaud Special Olympics New York for making this year’s Polar Plunge a success. Thanks to my ‘Frozen Eagles’ teammates and all the plungers, volunteers, police, first responders and Town employees for helping the Special Olympics athletes achieve their dreams.”

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
2023 Polar Plunge Group Photo

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