Number of Participants: 31
Hours Donated: 4
Value of Time Served: $1,048
Event Amount Raised: $2,500
Event Type: Children & Youth
Date: November 19, 2022
Bellport High School
Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven
Thirty-one members of the Bellport High School Athletes Helping Others club raised more than $2,500 for Special Olympics by participating in a “Freezing for a Reason” polar plunge at Cedar Beach on Nov. 19. The Special Olympics organization raises money to fund athletes who want to participate in the Special Olympics and provides them with training to prepare.
This is the 12th year that Bellport’s Athletes Helping Others has taken part in the fundraiser. Throughout the years, the club has raised more than $12,000 toward the Special Olympics organization. The Athletes Helping Others club also sponsored two families by donating full Thanksgiving dinners.
Photo caption: Bellport High School athletes braved the cold and raised funds for the Special Olympics as part of an annual polar plunge.
Photo courtesy of the South Country School District