– In support of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County (CP Nassau), Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino invites residents to a Polar Plunge taking place on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The highly anticipated benefit features hearty and caring participants, affectionately known as “Polar Bears,” taking the plunge in the chilly waters off of the Town of Oyster Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Beach and Marina in Oyster Bay. The festivities will kick off at 1pm with the polar bears taking the plunge at 2pm.
“The Polar Bear Swim is a unique and worthwhile charity event, and 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 program features brave souls taking the plunge into Oyster Bay Harbor to raise money for the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County and its many outstanding programs and services. I invite everyone to participate and have fun. The plunge may be cold but the cause will warm your heart.”
Residents attending the plunge will enjoy music, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, hot dogs, soup from local Oyster Bay establishments, raffles and other surprises at no charge. An indoor assembly area will also be available for the event, which will be held rain, snow 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.
“I invite residents to come out to Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park to show support of this outstanding event,” added Supervisor Saladino. “It’s a terrific way to spend an afternoon and help those in need.”
Participants can organize their fundraising efforts by visiting 15th-annual-polar-bear-plunge.everydayhero.do. For information about participation as a swimmer or a sponsor, please contact the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County event organizer Mary Brosky at (516) 377-2064 or visit www.cpnassau.org.