“Freezin’ for a Reason” at the Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge To Benefit Special Olympics New York

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1st annual event to be held at TOBAY Beach on March 29th.

Oyster Bay, NY - March 10, 2014 - Special Olympics New York and the Town of Oyster Bay invite you to join the hundreds of others who will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” on Saturday, March 29, 2014 for the 1st Annual Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge at TOBAY Beach. Brave souls with warm hearts will run, jump, and dive into the chilly waters of TOBAY Beach to raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics New York.
 
Each year, Special Olympics Polar Plunges are held throughout the country to attract thousands of chilled souls to engage in a commendable and thrilling fundraising event. Last year, more than 6,000 plungers and 15,000 spectators were part of the Plunge Season raising nearly $1 million statewide.  All funds support Special Olympics New York’s programs and promote awareness of people living with intellectual disabilities in New York. 
 
“Many of our residents are used to seeing beautiful TOBAY Beach in the middle of the summer, but the Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge provides an enjoyable and charitable reason to begin the beach season early,” explained Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto. “This event is sure to create lasting memories for all participants and support a very worthwhile cause. Special Olympics changes lives through the joy of sports and the Town of Oyster Bay is proud to partner with this outstanding organization to help make this event a success.”
 
It’s easy to get involved!  Simply log on to our web site. From there you will be able to form a team, invite your family and friends to join your team, create your own Personal Plunge Page and send it out to your contacts – all with a few clicks of the mouse! Registration starts at 10:00am at TOBAY Beach; Plunge at 11:30am.
 
This Polar Plunge will help to provide year-round sports training and competition in over 22 Olympic-style sports for more than 65,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities living in New York, giving them continuing opportunities at no cost to them or their families. 
 
Sponsors include LongIsland.com, Nestle Nesquik, Mulcahy’s, NSLIJ Syosset Hospital, Sam Ash Music Corp. and 106.1 WBLI.
 
For more information please call Jennifer Cantone at (631) 254-1465 ext. 204 or send an e-mail to jcantone@nyso.org.
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