26. The Polar Plunge

Back outside we go…

Note:  the weather report for today says it should be a high of 21 degrees, which means 1 thing…it’s a perfect day to go swimming in a river.

Is it weird that I hear the Rocky theme song when I think of the Polar Plunge?

polar plunge

The Seneca River is conveniently located in the middle of the quaint town of Baldwinsville…which I am only semi-partial to because, well…I did grow up there (go bees!). And it doesn’t matter if it is the middle of June or the dead of winter; it’s a staple in the town. For decades the townspeople of Baldwinsville, (we’re not as bad as you might think), have gathered in the summer to utilize the river by boating, swimming, floating… or they drop down to their skivvies in the winter, and plunge into the frigid water to raise money for a good cause!

This year, the people and teams will raise money to support 3 local charities, the Greater Baldwinsville Chamber of Commerce, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Central NY Chapter, and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of CNY.

Afterwards, enjoy cuisine from local restaurants and a bonfire to keep warm.

Tip: There is still time to register, you can do it at the event.

This is a weekend event featuring a lot of fun activities, including a bar crawl! Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

There’s also a polar plunge in Skaneateles!

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