Separate Events to Support CP Nassau and Special Olympics NY

Dignitaries from both Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County Inc. (CP Nassau) and Special Olympics NY joined forces with Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino at Theodore Roosevelt Park and Marina in Oyster Bay to help promote two upcoming and much anticipated Polar Bear Plunge charity fundraisers in the Town of Oyster Bay. Supervisor Saladino, who has pledged to take the plunge at both events, said that residents looking for an opportunity to enjoy an exhilarating afternoon of fun and a chance to support two great causes should circle Sunday, March 12, 2017 and Saturday, March 18th, 2017 on their calendars.

“On Sunday, March 12th, Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County Inc. (CP Nassau) will host the 13th Annual Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser off the chilly waters of the Town of Oyster Bay Bay’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park, Beach and Marina in Oyster Bay,” Supervisor Saladino said. “The festivities will kick off at 1:00 p.m. with the polar bears taking the plunge at 2:00 p.m.” CP Nassau has been assisting children and adults with developmental disabilities since 1948 and today, helps over 2,000 individuals and their families. It’s easy to register and fundraise online at cpnassau2017polarbearplunge.kintera.org. For information about participation as a swimmer or a sponsor, please contact CP Nassau at 516-378-2000 ext. 648 or visit www.cpnassau.org

On Saturday, March 18th Special Olympics New York will host the 4th Annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge at TOBAY Beach. Brave souls with warm hearts will run, jump, and dive into the waters of TOBAY Beach to raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics NY.  All funds support Special Olympics NY’s programs and promote awareness of people living with intellectual disabilities in New York. Getting registered is quick and easy. Simply log on to www.polarplungeNY.org/tobay. For more information residents can call Jennifer Cantone at (631) 254-1465 ext. 4204 or send an e-mail to jcantone@nyso.org

“Let’s brave the chilly waters together,” Supervisor Saladino said. “Everyone’s help is needed to support these two outstanding events. It’s a terrific and fun way to spend an afternoon helping those in need.”