A Plunge for Special Olympics

 A Plunge  for Special Olympics

They were freezing for a reason on Saturday. The Rockaway plunge for Special Olympics New York was a big success, raising nearly $30,000 for the program.

On the morning of Saturday, April 6, dozens of teams and individuals put on brave faces to take the plunge into the chilly Atlantic at Beach 94th Street to help support Special Olympics NY. The top fundraising team this year, raising $7,132, was the Cross Island Plungers. They were followed by LU 3 MC, raising $3,095. In third was team SCSOOOOO COLD, raising $2,890. The top individual plunger was Alex Burnazian, raising $1,655. He was followd by Daniel Chang, who raised $1,388 and Robert Lanza, who raised $1,150. Some other groups that took the dip included the NYPD 100th Precinct, the New York Dippers Club, Courts for Mary Quinn, Ridgewood Savings Bank and more.

The plunge was done in good fun and all money raised will go toward Special Olympics New York so they can continue to do the great work that they do for New Yorkers with special needs.  Congratulations and job well done to all of the brave participants and supporters!

Photos from Ray Otton, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato’s Office and Theresa Racine.

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