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Save the Date:

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Time:

Check-in at 9AM / Plunge at 10AM 

Location:

Coopers Beach
268 Meadow Ln, Southampton, NY 11968

Our Fundraising Goal – $350,000

Raised 36%

18TH ANNUAL POLAR BEAR PLUNGE

Southampton’s most highly anticipated event of the year, the Polar Bear Plunge, live and in-person!

On Saturday, December 11th, we will welcome over 300 of our neighbors to take the plunge! 

All proceeds will directly benefit our year-round Food Pantry and Assistance Programs, that currently serve more than 1,400 families in the Town of Southampton. This year’s goal is to raise $350,000!

For those already struggling to make ends meet, it will take years to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since January, we have distributed 139,720 meals worth of food compared to 158,406 at this time in 2020 through the height of the pandemic, illustrating how our community is very much still struggling and depends on your continued support.

The generosity from donors like you allows us to bring relief to our neighbors in need, whether it is providing food for a local family, medical transportation, or assisting with rent gaps and utility bills.

Please join us! The 2021 Polar Bear Plunge is more important than ever!

HOW TO REGISTER

Follow the instructions below to register as an Individual, Team, or Join a Team!

This year, we have the option to set up a personal fundraising page to send to your family and friends, and share on social media. Track donations right from your fundraising page and stay up-to-date on your fundraising total!

Wear a costume, join a team, get a PBP hat, and get freezin’ for a local reason!

Register as an Individual:

  1. To register as an Individual Plunger, click here and pay the $25 registration fee.
  2. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to create a personal fundraising page.
  3. Enter your name and email, then check your email to finish customizing your page.
  4. Share your fundraising page with family, friends, and on social media!

Register a Team:

  1. To register a Team, click here and pay the $25 registration fee for each participant. 
  2. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to create a fundraising page for your team.
  3. Enter your name and email, then check your email to finish customizing your page. 
  4. Share your fundraising page with family, friends, and on social media!

Join a Team:

  1. To join a team, click here and pay the $25 registration fee.
  2. Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to create a fundraising page for your team, if they do not already have one.
  3. Share your fundraising page with family, friends, and on social media!

Every plunger must pay $25 registration fee in order to participate. 

THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

SUPPORT A PLUNGER

Registration donations are included in total. Updated as of 12/2 at 9PM.

INDIVIDUALS

RANKING INDIVIDUAL SPONSOR LINK TOTAL
1 Eric Scannelli Sponsor Here $7,785.00
2 Sean Hattrick Sponsor Here $6,200.75
3 Heather Bester Sponsor Here $1,304.50
4 Emma Keller Sponsor Here $777.25
5 Lee Burnett Sponsor Here $375.75
6 Joy Pasieka Sponsor Here $254.40
7 Bill Jones Sponsor Here $250.75
8 Jane Finalborgo Sponsor Here $228.00
9 Carol Gilbert Sponsor Here $206.00
10 Aaron Tighe Sponsor Here $154.50
11 Delaney Jones Sponsor Here $150.00
12 Adrian Bedoya Sponsor Here $125.75
13 Dorothy Walker Sponsor Here $96.35
14 Timothy Motyka Sponsor Here $95.00
15 Bill Noke Sponsor Here $72.10
16 David Thilberg Sponsor Here $51.50
17 Charles Stevens Sponsor Here $25.75
18 Jane Moss Sponsor Here $25.75
19 Joann Pauley Sponsor Here $25.75
20 Porter Bibb Sponsor Here $25.75
21 Anthony Galante Sponsor Here $25.75
22 Tupper Bishop Sponsor Here $25.00
23 Heather Wolters Sponsor Here $25.00
24 Felice Milani Sponsor Here $25.00
25 Jack Ditalia Sponsor Here $25.00

TEAMS

RANKING TEAM NAME SPONSOR LINK TOTAL
1 The Mermaid and His Husband Sponsor Here $4,274.00
2 Twomey Latham Sponsor Here $2,706.00
3 Nathan’s A Team Sponsor Here $1,625.75
4 Team Kieffer Sponsor Here $982.50
5 Oceanview Landscapes Sponsor Here $760.00
6 Pellegrino’s Pizza Bar Sponsor Here $457.50
7 The Dunne Boys! Sponsor Here $427.25
8 Spiritual Spoon Project Sponsor Here $283.25
9 Tuckahoe School Sponsor Here $204.50
10 Home in The Hamptons Physical Therapy Sponsor Here $186.95
11 Team St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Sponsor Here $128.75
12 Chillin’ with Hilton Sponsor Here $103.00
13 Lil Weiss Plungers Sponsor Here $103.00
14 Team Telvi Sponsor Here $77.25
15 Hampton Theatre Company Sponsor Here $77.25
16 Beach Bums Sponsor Here $51.50
17 Poulmentis Sponsor Here $50.00
18 Southampton Athletics Sponsor Here $25.75

SPONSOR THE EVENT

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.

BRAND AWARENESS / DONATION MATCHING

1. Create a TEAM and raise money from clients, employees, friends, and other organizations, to help us meet our goal! Email polarbearplunge@heartofthehamptons.org or call 631-283-6415 for more information. 

SIGN UP
Sponsorship sign-up forms available here or send a check payable to Heart of the Hamptons to P.O. Box 5031, Southampton NY11969.

ABOUT THE PLUNGE

Polar Bear Plunge History

Since the first Polar Bear Plunge in 2004, the event has raised more than $1,000,000 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!