Cool And Zany Fun For An Excellent Cause!

The Polar Bear Plunge at Ontario Beach Park to benefit Special Olympics New York is one of the many fundraising events that are all a part of The Law Enforcement Torch Run For Special Olympics.

The Polar Bear Plunge is your chance to be one of the thousands of chilled souls across the country who have plunged into winter waters to show their support and raise money for the Special Olympics.

This is Rochester's Polar Bear Plunge and it has become one of Rochester, New York's Most Exciting Fundraising Events! And since the Polar Bear Plunge will be a part of the Lakeside Winter Celebration at Ontario Beach park, Charlotte, you can make a day of it and enjoy all the festival has to offer! There are many ways to become involved with the Polar Plunge this year and years to come. There are opportunities for Sponsoring, Volunteering, and of course Plunging!

Special Olympics

For A Moment.
Think of a playing field where dreams of greatness begin with a single catch of a ball. Journey across a thin, wooden beam and discover the self-esteem achieved through balanced and graceful movement. Look beyond a scoreboard's display to understand the true meaning of sport, where points are tallied for fair play, teamwork and the sheer effort of the attempt.

This is Special Olympics.

For More Than 40 Years.
Special Olympics New York provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-style sports for all children and adults with intellectual disabilities giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of skills and friendship with their families, Special Olympics athletes and the community. Through their participation, athletes gain confidence and build a positive self-image, which carries into the classroom, the home, the workplace and the community. Today, we serve 51,809 athletes, making Special Olympics New York the largest program in the United States and the sixth largest program in the world.

For A Lifetime.
People with developmental disabilities turn triumphs on the playing field into victories throughout their everyday lives. Special Olympics has been ranked as the most credible charitable cause in the United States* with 75 percent of Americans deeming Special Olympics to be very or extremely honest.

*Source: The Chronicle of Philanthropy 12/13/94.

"Let me win. But if I cannot win, Let me be brave in the attempt"
- Special Olympics Oath

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