Number of Participants: 17
Hours Donated: 2
Value of Time Served: $287
Event Amount Raised: $2,000
Event Type: Children & Youth
School: Bellport Senior High School
Date: December 21, 2021
Bellport High School
Beaver Dam Road, Brookhaven
Members of the Bellport High School Athletes Helping Others club recently participated in the 12th annual Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mt. Sinai. The students took the plunge in the frigid Long Island Sound, raising more than $2,000 toward a heartwarming cause — the Special Olympics.
“It’s an event that really makes you feel good,” said club adviser Peter Grossi. “Despite the temporary, bone-chilling pain, Bellport students left the beach with a smile on their faces, proud of their plunge and proud to have helped a cause that the Athletes Helping Others club works so hard toward assisting. Bellport High School is persistent in supporting the community.”
Photo caption: Members of the Bellport High School Athletes Helping Others club raised more than $2,000 for the Special Olympics through an annual Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mt. Sinai.
Photos courtesy of the South Country Central School District