Log In   ·   Become A Member

Nearly 400 Plungers Dash Into The Atlantic Ocean During Heart Of The Hamptons' 14th Polar Bear Plunge

Nicole Barylski

A successful plunge. (Photo: Lisa Tamburini/www.hamptonsphotog.com)

The first notable snowfall of the season didn't deter 374 East Enders - some in memorable costumes - from dashing into the ocean at Cooper's Beach in Southampton during Heart of the Hamptons' 14th Polar Bear Plunge.

At 10 a.m. sharp, the large group of brave participants took the plunge into the 47-degree water. Luckily, once they were done, plungers were able to warm up immediately in hot tubs right on the beach provided by Harbor Hot Tubs. Attendees could also keep toasty by fire pits.

"For 14 years, the Polar Bear Plunge has been a highlight of our local community during the holiday season," reflected Bill Pell, president of the charity's Board of Directors. "It really is great to see a celebration of the community coming together to help its local people."

Additional plunge happenings included music, cannon fire by the Southampton Militia, complimentary hot dogs and coffee, and Santa spottings.

Many took the plunge in costume. (Photo: Lisa Tamburini/www.hamptonsphotog.com)


Overall, it was another successful event for Heart of the Hamptons, raising $74,000 which will support the non-profit's mission of "helping people in our local community who are in need, without discrimination, in a dignified manner" through a "multi-faceted Assistance Program offering crisis intervention, medical assistance funding, aid for seniors, school supplies and summer lunches for school children, and a meals program for the homebound." Heart of the Hamptons helps over 1,500 people each year.

"It is humbling to see how many people turned out," Pell added.

For more information about Heart of the Hamptons, visit heartofthehamptons.org.




Nicole is the Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com where she focuses on lifestyle, nightlife, and mixology. She grew up in the Hamptons and currently resides in Water Mill. www.hamptons.com NicoleBarylski NicoleBarylski


MORE PHOTOS:




Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
/gallery/ads/1213.gif?u=1614614293
/gallery/ads/2229.jpg?u=1614614293
/gallery/ads/2227.jpg?u=1614614293
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

Southampton Masonry-Visiting the Southampton or the Wainscott locations is an exciting experience.
Southampton Masonry has been serving Long Island's masonry and tile needs since 1975. Delivering quality products from Manhattan to Montauk for over three decades. The company's continued success is due primarily to their number one priority: customer satisfaction, with a promise of prompt and courteous service from the professional, knowledgeable staff. Southampton Masonry has the largest inventory on the east end. As direct importers they can offer a large variety of the finest quality products at the most competitive pricing for both your interior and exterior projects.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Burner Law Group, P.C.
Burner Law Group, P.C. are full service elder law attorneys concentrating in the areas of Estate Planning, Trust and Estate Administration and Litigation, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law. Offices in East Setauketé NY, Westhampton Beach, NY, and New York, NY.