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  • 168 Hill Street Southampton, NY 11968
  • +1 (631) 283-6415
  • 168 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968
  • +1 (631) 283-6415

Save the Date:

Saturday, December 12th, 2020

Time:

Car Parade Starts at 9AM / Drive-Thru from 10AM-12PM 

Location:

Parade – Starts at 9am the Southampton Train Station

Drive-Thru – Coopers Beach
268 Meadow Ln, Southampton, NY 11968

Our Fundraising Goal – $250,000 | Raised – $6,750

Updated as of 5:30pm – 11/20/2020 

Raised .027%

JOIN THE PLUNGE!

The Polar Bear Plunge is one of the most popular events of the Southampton holiday season. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will not be plunging together this year, but the tradition continues! Participants can register to virtually plunge and collect donations from family and friends. On the second Saturday in December (12th), we will gather together (from a distance), for a car parade at 9AM at the Southampton Train station for a car parade through Southampton Village that ends at Coopers Beach. If you miss the car parade, you can meet us at Coopers Beach from 10AM-12PM to pick up a PBP hat and submit donations. We look forward to seeing you from a distance! 

REGISTER

1. Participants can register online as an INDIVIDUAL or CREATE A TEAM to virtually plunge! 
2. Every participant must raise or donate $25.00, which includes a collectable PBP hat and other goodies!
3. Plungers will have the opportunity to ask family and friends to sponsor them.
4. Individual / Team Leaderboards will be updated and emailed every Friday leading up to the plunge!

DIY PLUNGE

1. On your own time, jump in the ocean, bay, lake or kiddie pool and send us a video!
2. If you’d rather skip the dip, you can submit a video showing your support by wearing a costume or HOH merch!
3. Send videos in high resolution to polarbearplunge@heartofthehamptons.org by December 7th. The Virtual Polar Bear Plunge video will be shared on December 12th.
4. Please keep videos to 30 seconds max.
5. Share your video on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #PBP2020 and tag @heartofthehamptons.

CAR PARADE & COOPER’S BEACH DRIVE-THRU

1. On Saturday, December 12th, we invite our supporters to meet at the Southampton Train Station at 9AM.
2. There will be a parade through the Village and end at Cooper’s Beach.
3. If you miss the parade, meet us at Cooper’s Beach to pick up a hat and submit donations from 10AM-12PM.
4. We ask that participants remain in their car.

CAR / COSTUME CONTEST

1. Car Contest: Deck out your ride for the parade! Streamers and posters are encouraged!
2. Costume Contest: Wear a costume in your plunge support video and/or for the drive-thru!

DONATE

1. Please donate to support the community and all of our brave plungers here!

2. Send a check payable to Heart of the Hamptons to P.O. Box 5031, Southampton NY 11969.

DONATION MATCHING

1. Create a matching program for money raised by individuals, teams, organizations, or just in general to help us meet our goal! Click here to set up a Matching Donation Program. Email polarbearplunge@heartofthehamptons.org or call 631-283-6415 for more information. 

EVENT SPONSORSHIP

1. If you or your business would like to sponsor the Polar Bear Plunge and give your organization additional visibility, please contact us. Click here to view our Sponsorship Opportunities. 

2. If you have different ideas or would like to do something smaller, larger, or unique all ideas will be considered and no sponsorship request will be turned down. Email polarbearplunge@heartofthehamptons.org or call 631-283-6415 for more information.

ABOUT THE PLUNGE

Polar Bear Plunge History

Since the first Polar Bear Plunge in 2004, the event has raised more than $900,000 to support HOH and its programs to help the needy on eastern Long Island. All you have to do to join the fun is sign up and collect pledges of support (donations) from your family and friends. Join us for an exhilarating leap into the holiday spirit. We guarantee it will warm your heart.  C’mon. We dare you! 

Where Do the Funds Go?

The money raised through the Polar Bear Plunge supports the Food Pantry and Assistance programs operated by Heart of the Hamptons. All the money goes to help people in need right here in our community. Your efforts help supply hot meals for the homebound, supplies/clothing for school children, warm coats, emergency fuel oil, medical transportation, food and much more. It’s a fun way to get into the holiday spirit by doing something good for your community. You’ll have cold feet but a warm heart!  

PLUNGE LEADERBOARDS

Team and Individual Leaderboards will be updated and emailed every Friday leading up to the plunge. Sign up to receive updates here!

TEAM LEADERBOARD

Rank Team Name Sponsor Link Amount Raised Matching Program Matching Amount Total
1 The Mermaid and his Husband Sponsor Here $3,650.00 Match Here $0.00 $3,650.00
2 Epley Family Sponsor Here $3,025.00 Match Here $0.00 $3,025.00
3 Ladies of the Pond Sponsor Here $1,175.00 Match Here $0.00 $1,175.00
4 Badass Borucke/Posener’s Sponsor Here $175.00 Match Here $0.00 $175.00
5 You’re Done Sponsor Here $175.00 Match Here $0.00 $175.00
6 Citymeals on Wheels Sponsor Here $100.00 Match Here $0.00 $100.00
7 Neumann/Pride Sponsor Here $100.00 Match Here $0.00 $100.00
8 Baileys First Plunge Sponsor Here $75.00 Match Here $0.00 $75.00
9 St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
10 Warm Hearts/Cold Feet Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
11 Clifford Crew Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
12 Milani Family Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
13 Kaplove Family Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
14 The Sweeney Family Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
15 The Nursery Boys Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
16 JAMCO Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
17 Amanda, Katie, Allie, Cliff Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
18 On the Water with Hank Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
19 Gredysa Family Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00

Last updated: 11/27/2020 at 12:00PM

INDIVIDUAL LEADERBOARD

Rank Name Sponsor Link Amount Raised Matching Program Matching Amount Total
1 Sean Hattrick Sponsor Here $2,700.00 UBS Matched – $2,500.00 $2,500.00 $5,200.00
2 Eric Scannelli Sponsor Here $4,315.00 Match Here $0.00 $4,315.00
3 Michael Paez Sponsor Here $800.00 Match Here $0.00 $800.00
4 Fr. Patrick Edwards Sponsor Here $350.00 Match Here $0.00 $350.00
5 Hilton Crosby Sponsor Here $350.00 Match Here $0.00 $350.00
6 Charlene Kagel Betts Sponsor Here $325.00 Match Here $0.00 $325.00
7 Delaney Jones Sponsor Here $300.00 Match Here $0.00 $300.00
8 Frank Greenwald Sponsor Here $250.00 Match Here $0.00 $250.00
9 Lee Burnett Sponsor Here $225.00 Match Here $0.00 $225.00
10 Daniel Crough Sponsor Here $150.00 Match Here $0.00 $150.00
11 Diane Sherwood Sponsor Here $130.00 Match Here $0.00 $130.00
12 Jane Finalborgo Sponsor Here $125.00 Match Here $0.00 $125.00
13 Lisa Gillespie Sponsor Here $100.00 Match Here $0.00 $100.00
14 Ann Colley Sponsor Here $100.00 Match Here $0.00 $100.00
15 Yvonne D’Amato Sponsor Here $100.00 Match Here $0.00 $100.00
16 Dawn Karlin Sponsor Here $100.00 Match Here $0.00 $100.00
17 Patrick Bruno Sponsor Here $100.00 Match Here $0.00 $100.00
18 Paulo Santiago Fernandes Jimenez Sponsor Here $90.00 Match Here $0.00 $90.00
19 Daniel Stevenson Sponsor Here $50.00 Match Here $0.00 $50.00
20 Richard Salmon Sponsor Here $50.00 Match Here $0.00 $50.00
21 Scott Clark Sponsor Here $50.00 Match Here $0.00 $50.00
22 Harry Pond Sponsor Here $50.00 Match Here $0.00 $50.00
23 Adele Abandolo Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
24 Aaron Halsey Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
25 Timothy Motyka Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
26 Finley Behringer Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
27 Chelsea Browne Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
28 Bill Sickles Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
29 Michael Sendlenski Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
30 Richard King Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00
31 Robert Griffing Sponsor Here $25.00 Match Here $0.00 $25.00

Last updated: 11/27/2020 at 12:00PM

SPONSORS & PARTNERS

If you or your business would like to sponsor the Polar Bear Plunge and give your organization additional visibility, please contact us. Click here for Sponsorship Packages starting at $1,000.00. Do you have a different idea or would like to do something smaller, larger, or unique? All ideas will be considered and no sponsorship request will be turned down. Please email polarbearplunge@heartofthehamptons.org or call 631-283-6415 for more information.

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SPECIAL THANKS

George Benedict

Horstman Family

John Martinez