4th annual event to be held at TOBAY Beach on March 18th to Benefit Special Olympics New York

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino announced that caring Town of Oyster Bay residents will once again have the opportunity to support Special Olympics New York by participating in the 4th Annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” Town of Oyster Bay Polar Plunge on Saturday, March 18, 2017. 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.

“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,” explained Supervisor Joseph Saladino, who has pledged to personally take the plunge to help the cause. “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 commendable and thrilling fundraising event. All funds support Special Olympics New York’s programs and promote awareness of people living with intellectual disabilities in New York.

“Getting registered is quick and easy,” Supervisor Saladino said.  “Simply log on to www.polarplungeNY.org/tobay. 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!”

According to Supervisor Saladino, the Polar Plunge will help to provide year-round sports training and competition in over 22 Olympic-style sports for more than 68,500 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!”

“This event is sure to create lasting memories for all participants and support a very worthwhile cause,” Supervisor Saladino said. “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. Please join with me in braving the chilly waters for a great reason.”

For more information residents can call Jennifer Cantone at (631) 254-1465 ext. 4204 or send an e-mail to jcantone@nyso.org.