Polar Bear Plungers at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park in Oyster Bay. Photo by Ed Shin

The Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County (CP Nassau) held its 16th Annual Polar Bear Plunge benefit fundraiser under sunny skies on March 8 at Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park Beach & Marina in Oyster Bay.

Festivities began at noon and the plunge for the brave swimmers took place at 1 p.m. Lots of people came to ‘chill-out’ and help raise funds for a cause that warms many hearts. The day included Danny Kelly as DJ from the Town of Oyster Bay Showmobile stage, free hot chocolate, coffee and donuts from Dunkin Donuts and hot dogs cooked up by the Atlantic Steamer Fire Company, and soup donated by local restaurants, Café Al Dente and IT Bagel.

There were fun raffles and other surprises including a dancing Polar Bear, Sparky and a blow up hockey tent by the NY Islanders, the NY Riptide Mascot, Star Wars people from the 501st Legion’s Empire City Garrison and the Rebel Legion’s Echo Base. CP Nassau is grateful to the event’s Honorary Chairperson, Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Joe Saladino and all the support from departments in the Town of Oyster Bay including the Parks and Public Safety! Special thanks and appreciation to the Co-Chairmen, Russ Lundstrum of the Coach Meeting Place and Frank Ozol. Thanks you to all plungers, fans, volunteers and donors!

All proceeds will benefit the more than 1,500 children and adults with disabilities who participate in programs and receive services through the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau County. CP Nassau has been assisting individuals with disabilities since 1948 . Go to www.cpnassau.org for more info.

CP Nassau like to thank all those who helped with the 16th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Bob McGuire Executive Director of CP Nassau. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Joseph Saladino Supervisor of the Town of Oyster Bay. (Photo by Ed Shin)
Town of Oyster Bay local officials and CP Nassau Leadership. (Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
(Photo by Ed Shin)
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