Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson announce that residents looking for an opportunity to enjoy an exhilarating afternoon of fun and a chance to support a great cause should circle Sunday, March 18th, on their calendar in anticipation of the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County Inc. (CP Nassau) 14th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. The highly-anticipated benefit fundraiser 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 kick off at 1 pm with the polar bears taking the plunge at 2 pm.
Supervisor Joseph Saladino stated, “The Polar Bear Plunge is a unique charity event, and the Town of Oyster Bay is delighted to host the plunge at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Beach and Marina. Residents are welcome to participate, have fun and plunge into the cold while warming their heart through this charitable fundraising event.”
The day’s festivities will include music, complimentary hot chocolate, coffee, tea, hot dogs, soup from local Oyster Bay establishments, raffles and other surprises. 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 CP Nassau, which has been assisting individuals with disabilities since 1948.
Councilwoman Michele Johnson stated, “This great program features brave souls taking the plunge into Oyster Bay Harbor to raise money for CP Nassau and its many outstanding programs and services. I invite all young people, families and senior citizens to join us on March 18th.”
For more information, visit http://cpnassau2018polarbearplunge.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1176980 or call (516) 377-2064.
About CP Nassau:
An independent, not-for-profit health agency, CP Nassau, has endeavored to improve the quality of life for people with cerebral palsy and others with developmental disabilities and multiple service needs. The organization also seeks to prevent cerebral palsy and minimize its effects. visit www.cpnassau.org for more information.