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Polar Plunge

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"Freezin' for a Reason" to benefit Special Olympics

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(Long Island, NY) November 2011 - Special Olympics New York invites you to join the hundreds of others who will be "Freezin' for a Reason" on Saturday, November 19, 2011 for the 2nd Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. Brave souls with warm hearts will run, jump, and dive into the chilly waters of the Long Island Sound to raise funds for Special Olympics New York athletes.

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 2009-2010 Plunge Season raising nearly $1 million at twelve Plunge locations statewide. All funds support Special Olympics' programs and promote awareness of people living with intellectual disabilities in New York.

It's easy to get involved! Simply log on to our web site at www.polarplungeny.org/brookhaven/. 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 Cedar Beach; Plunge at Noon.

This year's Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge participants include: Special Olympics athletes, Town of Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko and Councilwoman Jane Bonner, students from Stony Brook University, Dowling College, and St. Josephs College in addition to local high schools, businesses, and members of the community.

This Polar Plunge will help to provide year-round sports training and competition in over 22 Olympic-style sports for more than 51,800 children and adults with intellectual disabilities living in New York, giving them continuing opportunities at no cost to them or their families.

For more information please call Kristina Aquilone at (631) 254-1465 ext. 10 or send an e-mail to kaquilone@nyso.org.