SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK BUFFALO POLAR PLUNGE EXPECTED TO DRAW THOUSANDS SATURDAY #speicalolympics #polarplunge #buffalo

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SPECIAL OLYMPICS NEW YORK BUFFALO POLAR PLUNGE
EXPECTED TO DRAW THOUSANDS SATURDAY
New York State Police, Hamburg Town Police, Erie County Sheriff’s Office Host Beach Cleanup Thursday
Hamburg, NY – Nearly 1,000 Western New Yorkers are expected to plunge into the frigid waters of Lake Erie Saturday, taking part in the 13th annual Buffalo Polar Plunge to support Special Olympics New York athletes. Fundraising for the plunge is ongoing, at: www.PolarPlungeNY.org/Buffalo
Media are invited to attend the Buffalo Polar Plunge, which will be held as follows:
  • Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Time: Registration from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Plunge Begins at 2 p.m.
  • Location: Woodlawn Beach State Park3580 Lake Shore Road, Blasdell, NY 14219
Tomorrow, diving teams from the New York State Police, Hamburg Town Police and Erie County Sheriff’s Office will host a cleanup of Woodlawn Beach to be sure it is safe for a weekend of Special Olympics New York Polar Plunge activity. Media is welcome on Thursday, December 4th between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
It is anticipated that the Buffalo Polar Plunge, together with a Super Plunge taking place on the beach the day prior, will raise more than $200,000 to benefit local Special Olympics New York athletes. Last winter, 10,000 people plunged into cold waters around New York State, raising more than $1.5 million total.
Individuals and teams interested in registering for Saturday’s plunge can do so at www.PolarPlungeNY.org/Buffalo. Donations are welcome and all funds raised help support the cost for athletes to participate in training and competitions. 
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About Special Olympics New York
Special Olympics New York is the largest state chapter in the country, serving more than 67,000 athletes across New York with year-round sports training, athletic competition, and health screenings. The organization also partners with more than 170 schools statewide to offer Unified Sports. All Special Olympics New York programs are offered at no cost to athletes, their families or caregivers. For additional information about Special Olympics New York, to learn more about getting involved, or to make a donation, visit www.specialolympicsNY.org.

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