Great Neck Resident Erin Lipinsky Sets Out To Break Fundraising Record At 2024 “Freezin’ for a Reason”


    Great Neck resident Erin Lipinsky will be “Freezin’ for a Reason” at the Annual Polar Plunge and this year marks his 10th anniversary participating in the Plunge.

    Erin Lipinsky at the 2023 Polar Plunge
    (Photo by Joe Oginski)

    Last year, Erin raised $28,000, making him the top individual fundraiser of the event. Plunging for the 10th year in a row, Erin’s goal, as it is every year, is to break the previous year’s record. The event will take place on Saturday, February 3, at North Hempstead Beach Park in Port Washington. Erin has been a longtime member of the Great Neck Spirits Basketball Team for Special Olympics NY.

    Join Erin as he makes his 10th plunge, and others who support Special Olympics New York every year by raising funds from family and friends—and then splashing into winter waters. The Polar Plunge® supports year-round sports training and competition and health and inclusion programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the Special Olympics NY community. This year, make sure you’re freezin’ for a reason!

    Support Erin by making a donation or taking the plunge yourself. For more information please visit:

    —Submitted by Sara Rietbroek

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