Another Year of Polar Plunging!!!

Sean Houlihan (l) gets ready to jump in the chilly waters with West Point pals Shane Connelly and Jared Collins.
Sean Houlihan (l) gets ready to jump in the chilly waters with West Point pals Shane Connelly and Jared Collins.
What would the Polar Plunge be without pretty girls dressed like it was the middle of summer?
What would the Polar Plunge be without pretty girls dressed like it was the middle of summer?

 

Bird's eye view of the chaotic plunge
Bird’s eye view of the chaotic plunge

They’ve done it again! The boys over on Hoover Dr. rallied hundreds of Stony Pointers and other local folks to take a February dive into the Hudson, all in the name of helping out a youngster named Olivia Barron.

It’s the tradition that started in 1999 when John Corcoran, John Fox and other wild souls from Hoover Dr. spontaneously jumped into the Hudson one Super Bowl Sunday. Their wives said if they wanted to act wild and crazy at least do it for a good cause.

Thus were the Stony Point Seals born and now, 15 years later, the event which takes place every Super Bowl Sunday has become something of a tradition for North Rockland. A holiday atmosphere permeated River Road on Grassy Point, as men and women of all shapes and ages jumped into the frosty Hudson.

Fortunately for them temps were in the low 40s after much of the week had super-frigid temps. Organizers expect to raise over $30,000 for Barron, who suffers from CHARGE syndrome.