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Eleventh Annual Town of Brookhaven “Polar Plunge” at Cedar Beach

On Saturday, November 21, the Town of Brookhaven and the Special Olympics of New York will host the 11th annual “Polar Plunge: Freezin’ for a Reason” at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. The annual Polar Plunge raises funds and awareness for Special Olympics New York athletes in the Long Island region.

Last year, more than 800 plungers braved the chilly water of the Long Island Sound to collectively raise over $152,000 for the Special Olympics. 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.

Online registration for the Polar Plunge is required prior to the event and there will be no on-sight registration. 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, social distancing guidelines or to register online, please visit

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