Polar Plunge to Raise Funds for Special Olympics

Teams are forming to take part in the Town of Huntington’s Polar Plunge on Dec. 10.

Several hardy souls, from John Glenn High School, the town and Cameron Engineering, among others, are already collecting donations for the effort, also known as Freezin’ for a Reason.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. at the Frank M. Petrone Crab Meadow Beach in Northport; registration is set for 8:30-9:30 a.m.

The town team, calling themselves the Chillers, is made up of Nick Aronov, Salvatore Ferro, Elana Israel-Edgar, and Sharon Richmond.

There is a new catergory for school teams: the winner of the Cool School Challenge will receive a special prize. But the rules require at least five schools register for the challenge. Students who raise $150 or more will receive 10 hours of Community Service credit.

Participants can take the plunge as individuals or as teams.

Donations will support the local Special Olympics New York athletes.

Other prizes include the First Responders Cup, the Grand Club, and the Champions Club.

The large John Glenn team, is leading the fundraising race. Members include Diane Locasio,Colin Bible, carlysia boodie, Eva Brunn, Malena Chappelle,Sara Citrin, William Conlon, Ellie Crowley, Logan Demianczyk, Mary Fratarcangeli, James Froh, Aidan Hanratty, Madeline Hechler, Ava Hopkins, Charlotte Huntley, Aaleshan Jamal, Dahlia Jhaveri, Madelyn Katzman, Jessica Kennedy, Erin Kenny, Lilli Kern, Lauren LaMena, megan lamena, Sabrina Lenio, Morgan Levy, Catherine Lin, Gianna Locascio, Brad Lynch, Brianna Mauro, Meghan McGowan, Ella Mulé, Gracie Murphy, Brianna Navon, Carly NIchols, Deidra O’Brien, Audrey Paterniani,  grace paterniani, Emma Peranio, Riley Perinchief, gianna petito, Kennedy Piacentini, Isobel Rees, Julia Ribaric, Emily Rivera, Nicole Robin, sierra roizman, Benjamin Ross, Angie Ruiz, Maria Ruiz, Charlotte Spoto, Chloe Suskin, Andrew Tartaglia, joslyn tillman, Caroline Weiss, Olivia White, Zoe Wilkinson, and Emily Wyman.

Teams include Shivering Timbers, Santa and the Misfit Toys, The McWilds, The penguins, and Polar Express


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