The Sixth Annual Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge has been set for Saturday, December 29th at 1 pm, 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 11 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday, with the plunge slated for 1 pm at the Town Beach, 1258 Main Street. This year it is requested that the minimum amount raised to participate is $25.
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.
This event is a benefit for Believe Northern NY. Funds collected for Believe Northern NY will support the volunteer firefighters, EMTs, members of ladies auxiliaries and affiliated members in Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties who suffer from a life threatening illness, such as cancer, with a goal of $2000 to be raised.
In 2017 the plunge took place despite the air temperature of 3 degrees Fahrenheit. The event raised over $1900 for High Peaks Hospice and had a total of ten plungers.
An after party and awards ceremony for the Feeling Long Lake Polar Plunge will be held at the Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, starting at 2 pm.
Pre-Registration materials and Believe NY Pledge sheets are available at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30 am to 4 pm. Call (518) 624-3077 or click here for more information.
Photo of Long Lake Polar Plunge by Jim Lanthier.