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Cold enough for ya?

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is the oldest winter bathing organization in the United States. We swim in the Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island every Sunday from October through April.

New Year's Day 2008

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club is proud to continue its long tradition of celebrating the new year with a bracing dip in the Atlantic Ocean. For the second year in a row, we will be hosting Camp Sunshine. Last year the swim raised over $25,000 to support their activities, we hope that generous New Yorkers will help us double this amount for 2008

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Get ready for New Year's Day 2008

This year the Coney Island Polar Bear Club is proud to partner with Camp Sunshine for our 1st swim of the new year. A tradition since 1903, all of the people of New York City and beyond are again invited to Coney Island on the boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue, swim time 1:00pm, January 1st, 2008.

Nestled alongside the shores of beautiful Sebago Lake, Camp Sunshine provides respite, support, joy and hope to children with life-threatening illnesses and their immediate families through various stages of a child’s illness. The year-round program is free of charge to all families, and includes 24-hour onsite medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement groups are also offered for families who have lost a child to an illness.

We encourage all attendees to support this worthwhile cause. You can either pledge online at the Freezin' for a Reason website, or make your donations at the swim on New Year's Day. All supporters will be entitled to a free breakfast at the New York Aquarium as well as the satisfaction of supporting the families of children with life threatening illnesses.

A pledge is not mandatory for attending the swim. Again, all are welcome to take part in this New York tradition.


 

 

 


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