Photo courtesy of the South Country School District
Thirty-one members of the Bellport High School Athletes Helping Others club raised more than $2,500 for Special Olympics by participating in a “Freezing for a Reason” polar plunge at Cedar Beach on Nov. 19. The Special Olympics organization raises money to fund athletes who want to participate in the Special Olympics and provides them with training to prepare.
This is the 12th year that Bellport’s Athletes Helping Others has taken part in the fundraiser. Throughout the years, the club has raised more than $12,000 toward the Special Olympics organization. The Athletes Helping Others club also sponsored two families by donating full Thanksgiving dinners.