Photo and Caption: Polar Plunge at NYPA Visitors Center Raises $12K for New York State Special Olympics
November 23, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Plungers headed into the mighty St. Lawrence River at the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA) Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch on Sat., Nov. 7, to raise money for the New York State Special Olympics. On an unusually balmy day—with sunny skies and temperatures in the high 50s—about 100 participants rose to the challenge and charged into the frigid 9.4o C (48.9o F) waters. The event raised more than $12,000.
Photo Credit: Special Olympics
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