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North Hempstead Polar Plunge Returns to North Hempstead Beach Park on February 4

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**Cancelled** Please be advised that the event scheduled for Saturday, February 4 has been cancelled due to the extreme cold weather expected for tomorrow.

North Hempstead Polar Plunge Returns to North Hempstead Beach Park on February 4 

North Hempstead, NY – Special Olympics New York, North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena and the Town Board would like to remind you to join the hundreds of others who will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” on Saturday, February 4 for the 2023 Annual Town of North Hempstead Polar Plunge at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington.

“I am so happy to announce the return of the polar plunge at North Hempstead Beach Park on February 4. Over the last year, I have steadfastly worked hand in hand with representatives from Special Olympics New York to bring to fruition the triumphant return of this polar plunge, as it had been cancelled for the last few years due to the pandemic,” Supervisor DeSena said. “Special Olympics New York is a fantastic organization that changes lives through the joy of sport, and I am proud that North Hempstead will once again partner with them on this event to make it a success and raise funds for these outstanding athletes.”

Brave souls with warm hearts will run, jump, and dive into the chilly waters of Hempstead Harbor to raise funds for the athletes of Special Olympics New York. Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the plunge at 11 a.m.

Each winter, Special Olympics Polar Plunges are held throughout the country to attract thousands of thrill seekers to engage in a worthy and exhilarating fundraising event. All funds support Special Olympics New York’s programs and promote awareness of people living with intellectual disabilities in New York.

It’s easy to get involved - simply visit: www.polarplungeny.org/northhempstead. From there you will be able to form a team, invite your family and friends to join, create your own personal plunge page, and send it out to your contacts – all with a few clicks of the mouse!

This Polar Plunge will help to provide year-round sports training and competition in over 22 Olympic-style sports for more than 31,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities living in New York, giving them continuing opportunities at no cost to them or their families.

For more information, please call 311 or (516) 869-6311.

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