WHO SAYS IT’S COLD? POLAR SWIMMERS STAY WARM BY OPENING THEIR HEARTS TO CHARITY

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The 11th annual Penguin Plunge in Nyack was held Sunday, March 4. Tens of thousands of dollars were raised many donors and organizations, as well as by the hundreds of souls who paid $20 a piece for the privilege of dunking their bodies in the frigid Hudson River. The monies raised every year go to help kids battling life-threatening illnesses.

Rockland County’s first polar plunge fundraiser to benefit kids struggling with a serious illness began in the late 1990s in the Town of Stony Point. Every Super Bowl Sunday, the Stony Point Seals host a Polar Plunge.