Thursday, December 31, 2015

Long Lake Polar Plunge Benefit January 2nd

Long Lake Polar Plunge The Fourth Annual Feelin’ Long Lakey Polar Plunge on January 2, 2016 at the Long Lake Town Beach.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, Best Team Theme,  Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique.   Registration and blood pressure checks will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 10 am  with the plunge slated for 1 pm.

Participants are asked to bring towels, robes and warm clothes. There will be access to a warm public restroom on site.  Warm busses will be used as holding areas at the beach before and after the plunge.  Limited changing space will be available at the Adirondack Hotel.

An after party will be held at the Adirondack Hotel starting at 2 pm featuring the awards ceremony and live music with bluegrass fiddler Nelson Rock.  The Long Lake Little Bus will be providing free transportation to and from the after party from 4 until 9 pm. Call (518) 323-5001 for a ride.

This event is a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project. Funds collected for the Wounded Warrior Project support a full range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families. From 2012 through 2014 teams for the Long Lake Plunge raised over $16,000.  Long Lake Tourism Director, Alexandra Roalsvig is looking to raise $4000 to push the grand total for the last four years over the  $20,000 mark.


Pre-Registration materials and Wounded Warrior Pledge sheets are available at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30 am until 4 pm.  Call (518) 624-3077 or visit under Winter Events and Calendar of Events.

This event is sponsored by the Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department,  the Long Lake Rescue Squad and the Long Lake Fire Department.

Photo from last year’s polar plunge provided.

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