Experience next level cold and do something good while you’re at it!

The Town of Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department along with support from the Long Lake Fire Department and the Long Lake Rescue Squad join forces for the long anticipated return of the “Feeling Long Lakey Polar Bear Plunge”  on December 30, 2023.  The event kicks off on Saturday of New Years weekend at Noon at the Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake NY.

This is a fundraising event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.  Anyone over the age of 16 is welcome to participate.  Participants will be eligible to win prizes for Best Costume, Most Money Raised by an Individual, Most Money Raised by a Team and Best Plunge Technique.

Fundraising efforts support Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) programs and services, which are provided at no cost to warriors and their families.  Through their efforts at the community level, the “Feeling Long Lakey Polar Plunge” is directly supporting WWP programs and services for warriors, which include access to mental and physical health care, employment assistance, and education services.

Registration will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 11am – 11:30am on Saturday, December 30th with the plunge kicking off at Noon at the Town Beach.  The Long Lake Fire Department will be on site to cut the ice and help manage the safety of the Polar Bears and the Long Lake Rescue Squad will be on site checking blood pressure of the participants.  The Parks and Recreation department is seeking volunteers to be on site to hand out towels, and handle registrations.

Participants are asked to bring towels, robes, warm clothes and must wear shoes.   There is a heated public restroom at the location and participants will have access to the building to change and to warm up.

Pre-Registration materials and Wounded Warrior Pledge sheets will be available on-line at www.mylonglake.com/polar-plunge and at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30am – 5pm.  Call 518-624-3077 for more information.

There is a minimum of $25 per person fundraising donation to participate. All proceeds to go directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. On-line Donations can be made at Wounded Warrior Project Website Feeling Long Lakey