Save the Date:

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Registration Opens:

Monday, November 1st, 2021


Coopers Beach
268 Meadow Ln, Southampton, NY 11968

Our Fundraising Goal – $300,000

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Southampton’s most highly anticipated event of the year, the Polar Bear Plunge! 

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 1,100 families in the Town of Southampton. This year’s goal is to raise $300,000!

For those already struggling to make ends meet, it will take years to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout 2021, we have been serving 2x as many families than we had in previous years. This community effort will enable us to provide vital services to local people, that desperately need our continued support. 

Together, we know we can reach our goal of $300,000!

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!



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.


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. 

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

Plunge registration will open to the public on November 1st .


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!