What better way to wrap up 2018 then by taking the 'Feeling Long Lakey' Polar Plunge.

On Saturday, December 29th at 1 p.m., join other plungers at Long Lake Town Beach, 1258 Main Street, Long Lake, NY for a swim you'll never forget. If you can handle extremely cold water that is.

The event benefits Believe Northern NY, and funds collected will support the volunteer firefighters, EMTs, members of ladies auxiliaries and affiliated members in Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties who suffer from a life threatening illness, such as cancer.

This year's goal is to raise $2000.

Prizes will be awarded for:

  • Best Costume
  • Best Team Theme
  • Most Money Raised by an Individual
  • Most Money Raised by a Team
  • Best Plunge Technique

Registration and blood pressure checks will be held at the Adirondack Hotel from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 29, with the plunge slated for 1 p.m. at the Town Beach. This year it is requested that the minimum amount raised to participate is $25.

Plungers are asked to bring towels, robes and warm clothes. There will be access to a warm public restroom on site, with Warm buses used as holding areas at the beach before and after the plunge.

Limited changing space will also be available at the Adirondack Hotel.

The plunge will happen no matter what the weather. In 2017 the plunge took place despite the air temperature of 3 degrees Fahrenheit!

The event raised over $1900 for High Peaks Hospice and had a total of ten plungers.

An after party and awards ceremony will be held at the Adirondack Hotel, 1245 Main Street, Long Lake, NY starting at 2 p.m.

Pre-Registration materials and Believe NY Pledge sheets are available at the Long Lake Town Office Building, 1130 Deerland Road weekdays from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Call 518-624-3077 or visit www.mylonglake.com for more information and online registration.