Amityville's Polar Bear Plunge

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Dozens participated in Amityville's Polar Bear Plunge which raised money for Camp Sunshine, a Maine-based retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Some brave participants take the plunge into the
(Credit: Kevin Traynor)

Some brave participants take the plunge into the Great South Bay for a good cause during Amityville's Polar Bear event at James A. Caples Memorial Park Memorial Beach on Feb. 13, 2011.

A sign beckons participants to take the plunge
(Credit: Kevin Traynor)

A sign beckons participants to take the plunge into the Great South Bay during Amityville's Polar Bear event at James A. Caples Memorial Park Memorial Beach on Feb. 13, 2011.

Dozens who took the plunge into the Great
(Credit: Kevin Traynor)

Dozens who took the plunge into the Great South Bay for a good cause during Amityville's Polar Bear Plunge at James A. Caples Memorial Park Memorial Beach were just as quick to get out of the frigid water on Feb. 13, 2011.

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Dozens are cheered on by a mascot as
(Credit: Kevin Traynor)

Dozens are cheered on by a mascot as they take the plunge into the Great South Bay during Amityville's Polar Bear Plunge at James A. Caples Memorial Park Memorial Beach on Feb. 13, 2011.

Dozens take the plunge into the Great South
(Credit: Kevin Traynor, 2011)

Dozens take the plunge into the Great South Bay at James A. Caples Memorial Park Memorial Beach.

A moment of hesitation came over the scantily
(Credit: Kevin Traynor)

A moment of hesitation came over the scantily clad swimmers at Amityville's James A. Caples Memorial Park Beach. Then they darted down a runway lined with onlookers. Everyone quickly ran in the water and raced out even faster on Feb. 13, 2011.

Dozens take the plunge into the Great South
(Credit: Kevin Traynor)

Dozens take the plunge into the Great South Bay during Amityville's Polar Bear Plunge at James A. Caples Memorial Park Memorial Beach on Feb. 13, 2011.

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