Resident Sets New Fundraising Record at Polar Plunge

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    Family and friends from across Great Neck came to support Erin Lipinsky at the 2022 “Freezin’ for a Reason” Polar Plunge. (Contributed photo)

    On Saturday, March 19, Great Neck resident Erin Lipinsky raised $23,290 for Special Olympics New York at the annual Polar Plunge. This year marks Lipinsky’s eighth plunge, and he broke his own fundraising record, once again making him the top individual fundraiser of the event.
    The plunge took place at Tobay Beach in Massapequa. Family and friends, Lipinsky’s coach Ronald Campbell, and members of the Great Neck Alert Fire Company cheered him on. Erin was joined by many others from the community who support Special Olympics New York every year by raising funds from family and friends—and then splashing into frigid fall and winter waters.
    The Polar Plunge® supports year-round sports training, competition and health and inclusion programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the community. Lipinsky has been a longtime member of the Great Neck Spirits Basketball Team for Special Olympics.
    All money raised helps to provide year-round sports training and competition, and health and inclusion programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities in the Special Olympics New York community.
    Donations are still being accepted at: http://events.nyso.org/goto/erinspolar
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    For questions, please contact Rebecca Hoffmann at Special Olympics NY–Long Island office at: rhoffmann@nyso.org or call 631-458-1579.
    —Submitted by Sara Rietbroek

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