Many Thanks - 27 East


Southampton Press / Opinion / Letters / 1661714

Many Thanks

Despite the foggy morning, the Southampton community came out to support Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge at Coopers Beach. We’ve held the Plunge every December for 16 years, to raise funds for our local charity, Heart of the Hamptons.

The 16th annual Polar Bear Plunge raised well over our $125,000.00 goal, and counting, and approximately 250 people plunged! All of the money raised goes directly to help local people in need.

Thank you to the local police officers, firemen, ambulance volunteers, EMTs and Southampton Ocean Rescue Team who kept everyone safe. A special thanks to Vinnie McGann and the lifeguards. Thank you to the Southampton Village Department of Public Works: Highway Department, Parks Department, and Building and Maintenance Department, who built our shelter, provided electric power, and cleaned up Coopers Beach.

Thank you to the Express News Group, the Bathing Corporation of Southampton, PSEG-Long Island, the Robins Island Foundation, JAF Foundation, People’s United Bank, Behind the Fence Gallery, Wright & Co. Construction, Old Town Lodge 908, Michael Paez, Richie King, Chris Cuomo and family, Judge Barbara Wilson, and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. We greatly appreciate the hot food and drinks donated by Golden Pear, Southampton 7-Eleven and Amber Waves Farm!

Special thanks to all of the students, faculty, staff and everyone that came out from the local schools!

Local people helping local people — that’s what it’s all about. Heart of the Hamptons could not do all that it does without your support.

Hilton Crosby

Executive Director

Heart of the Hamptons



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