Last year, hundreds of Plungers took a dip the ice cold waters of South Beach while many more watched on in support. This year marks the 8th anniversary of the Staten Island Polar Plunge, to take place Sunday, December 7th at the Vanderbilt on Father Capodanno Blvd.

[Polar Plunge 2013. Photo source:]

Participants, or "Plungers" as they're called, are asked to valiantly tread the chilly water to raise money for athletes of the New York Special Olympics. Plungers are encouraged to ask friends and family for monetary as well as moral support. Every Plunger who raises $125 will receive an official Plunge sweatshirt to bundle up in after their swim. And of course, raising more money leads to even greater prizes.

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Registration begins at 9:00 am, and the official Plunge will be taken at noon. Brave souls may sign up here, or contact for more information.

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