On November 6, The NYPA Visitors Center At Hawkins Point Hosts Two Great Charity Events In One Great Day—Santa Paws And The Polar Plunge

Karen White
315-764-0226, Ext. 304

October 27, 2010


MASSENA—Two charitable organizations will hold  two unique events—Santa Paws and the Polar Plunge—at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch on Saturday, November 6.

The holiday season will get an early start when Santa Claus arrives at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center to pose for photos with visitors’ pets at the annual Santa Paws event to raise money for Spay Neuter Now, an organization devoted to animal welfare. Photos will be taken from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and will be suitable for use on this year’s Christmas cards. There will be a $10 donation per photo to benefit Spay-Neuter Now.

At noon, volunteers will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” at the second annual Polar Plunge to benefit the Special Olympics. Teams and individuals will raise money for the cause by plunging into the waters of the St. Lawrence River off the Hawkins Point Boat Launch. Registration for the plunge will begin at 9 a.m. at the visitors center. All plungers who raise $100 will receive a Plunge sweatshirt. There is still time for teams and individuals to register for the plunge. For more information, or to register for the plunge, visit www.tinyurl.com/StLawPlunge.

Afterwards, plungers and their supporters can warm up at the Hawkins Point Visitors Center, featuring a wide range of interactive exhibits on such subjects as Water Power and the St. Lawrence-FDR-Project, Basics of Electricity and Uses of Electricity.  The visitors center will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, Parking and admission is free.

About NYPA:

■ The New York Power Authority uses no tax money or state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting energy efficiency, new energy technologies and electric transportation initiatives. ■ It is the nation's largest state public power organization, with 17 generating facilities in various parts of New York State and more than 1,400 circuit-miles of transmission lines. ■ Approximately 80 percent of the electricity it produces is clean renewable hydropower.  Its lower-cost power production and electricity purchases support hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. ■For more information, www.nypa.gov.


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