Special Olympics, Town of Oyster Bay Join Forces for Annual Polar Plunge at Tobay Beach

Special Olympics, Town of Oyster Bay Join Forces for Annual Polar Plunge at Tobay Beach

Saladino, Imbroto Invite Residents to 5th annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” event to Benefit Special Olympics New York

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilman Louis Imbroto announced that caring Town residents will once again have the opportunity to be “Freezin’ for a Reason” and support Special Olympics New York by participating in the 5th Annual Special Olympic New York Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 10. The event will take place at Tobay Beach with registration starting at 9:30 a.m. and the plunge to begin at 11:30 a.m.

Supervisor Saladino, who participated in last year’s event, stated, “Many of our residents are used to seeing beautiful Tobay Beach in the middle of the summer, but this event provides an enjoyable and charitable reason to begin the beach season early this year! Participants will have an opportunity to prove their mettle and their compassion by diving into the chilly waters of Tobay Beach to raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics New York.”

Each year, Special Olympics New York Polar Plunges are held throughout the state to attract thousands of chilled souls to engage in a fun and commendable fundraising event. All funds support Special Olympics New York’s programs and promote awareness of people living with intellectual disabilities in New York.

Town Councilman Louis Imbroto, who also took the plunge at last year’s event, stated, “Special Olympics New York 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.”

The Polar Plunge helps Special Olympics New York provide year-round sports training and competition in over 22 Olympic-style sports for more than 71,889 children and adults with intellectual disabilities living in New York, giving them continuing opportunities at no cost to them or their families. Their philosophy is “Let me Win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt!” Visit www.polarplungeNY.org/tobay for registration information, call (631) 458-4078 or email jcantone@nyso.org.