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Saladino Invites Residents To Great Pumpkin Dunkin’ In Support Of The Cerebral Palsy Association

In support of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County (CP Nassau), Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino invites residents to the 1st annual “Great Pumpkin Dunkin’” on Sunday, October 2nd.  In previous years, this highly anticipated benefit has been known as a “Polar Bear Plunge,” taking place in the winter months, but has been redesigned into a fun fall activity for all. The event will be held at Theodore Roosevelt Park in Oyster Bay, with festivities to kick off at 12:00 pm, and the plunge, or “dunkin,’” into the waters of Oyster Bay Harbor to follow at 1:00 pm.

“This fun, new twist on CP Nassau’s classic plunge provides an opportunity to support a worthwhile charity as we usher in the beautiful fall season. I’m pleased to lend the Town’s assistance, both in terms of logistics and providing our beautiful venue, to help ensure its success,” said Supervisor Saladino, who serves as Honorary Chairman of the event. “The ‘Great Pumpkin Dunkin’’ is a terrific way to spend an afternoon and help those in need. While the water may be cold, the cause will warm your heart!”

Residents in attendance can look forward to soup, coffee, tea, hot dogs, music and raffles as well as mums and pumpkins for purchase. An indoor assembly area will also be available for the event, which will be held rain or shine. The day’s proceedings will benefit the more than 1,500 children and adults with disabilities who participate in programs and receive services through the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County, which has been assisting individuals with disabilities since 1948.

Participants can organize their fundraising efforts by visiting  For information about participation as a swimmer or a sponsor, please contact Pat Quinn of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County at (516) 378-2000 x 355 or visit

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