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Members of the Long Island 501st Stormtrooper Legion (Credit: Mike Cusanelli)

Members of the Long Island 501st Stormtrooper Legion posed with the NY Special Olympics Polar Plunge Mascot at the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge in Cedar Beach, Mt. Sinai. (Nov. 19, 2011)

Hundreds plunge into Long Island Sound

On Saturday, more than 500 people plunged into the frigid Long Island Sound for the second annual Town of Brookhaven Freezin' for a Reason Polar Plunge, which benefits the Special Olympics New York.

The Sachem Polar Bears team poses at the
(Credit: Mike Cusanelli)

The Sachem Polar Bears team poses at the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New York. (Nov. 19, 2011)

Members of the Long Island 501st Stormtrooper Legion
(Credit: Mike Cusanelli)

Members of the Long Island 501st Stormtrooper Legion posed with the NY Special Olympics Polar Plunge Mascot at the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge in Cedar Beach, Mt. Sinai. (Nov. 19, 2011)

Plungers head out of the water after jumping
(Credit: Mike Cusanelli)

Plungers head out of the water after jumping into the Long Island Sound at the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New York. (Nov. 19, 2011)

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Ice sculptor Dan Bergen of Apple Ice carves
(Credit: Mike Cusanelli)

Ice sculptor Dan Bergen of Apple Ice carves a Polar Bear for the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New York. (Nov. 19, 2011)

The Suffolk County Police Department Pipes and Drums
(Credit: Mike Cusanelli)

The Suffolk County Police Department Pipes and Drums Emerald Society welcomed plungers onto the beach as they prepared to jump into the Long Island Sound for the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge. All proceeds from the plunge are to benefit Special Olympics New York. (Nov. 19, 2011)

Spectators and rescue workers look on as plungers
(Credit: Mike Cusanelli)

Spectators and rescue workers look on as plungers prepare to jump into the Long Island Sound at the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New York. (Nov.19, 2011)

The Sayville High School Team poses at the
(Credit: Mike Cusanelli)

The Sayville High School Team poses at the 2nd annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics New York. (Nov. 19, 2011)

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