Record Number of Plungers Were “Freezin’ for a Reason” at the Westchester Polar Plunge To Benefit Special Olympics New York

Written By: Talk of the Sound News

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY — Special Olympics New York and members of the Westchester community joined forces to be “Freezin’ for a Reason” on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at the 6th Annual Westchester Polar Plunge at Glen Island Park. Over 500 brave souls with warm hearts ran, jumped, and dove into the chilly waters of the Long Island Sound to raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics New York. A record breaking amount of $80,000 was raised by all participants! All funds support Special Olympics New York’s programs and promote awareness of people living with intellectual disabilities in New York.

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This year’s Westchester Polar Plunge participants included: Special Olympics athletes, Westchester County Chief of Staff George Oros, New Rochelle Mayor Bramson, Hastings on Hudson Mayor Swiderski, Mamaroneck Deputy Mayor Santoro, in addition to local college students, high schools, police officers, businesses and members of the community.

This Polar Plunge helps provide year-round sports training and competition in over 22 Olympic-style sports for more than 65,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities living in New York, giving them continuing opportunities at no cost to them or their families.

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