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2017 Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge

Polar bear plunge season kicked off on Nov. 18 with the Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge, benefiting Special Olympics New York. Send your polar plunge photos to josh.stewart@newsday.com.

Participants hit the beach for the Town of
Photo Credit: Ash McDermott

Participants hit the beach for the Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge on Nov. 18, 2017.

Participants hang out before the Town of Brookhaven
Photo Credit: Ash McDermott

Participants hang out before the Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge on Nov. 18, 2017.

Participants gather before the Polar Plunge for Special
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Participants gather before the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Getting ready to take the Polar Plunge for
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Getting ready to take the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Plungers hit the cold waters of Long Island
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Plungers hit the cold waters of Long Island Sound for the Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

The Town of Brookhaven hosted a polar plunge
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

The Town of Brookhaven hosted a polar plunge to benefit Special Olympics at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

There was a variety of attire at Cedar
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

There was a variety of attire at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai for the polar plunge on Nov. 18, 2017.

Nov. 18, 2017 -- Mount Sinai

Polar plungers were all revved up for the
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Polar plungers were all revved up for the Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Onlookers were well-bundled at the Town of Brookhaven
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Onlookers were well-bundled at the Town of Brookhaven polar plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Headgear abounds at the polar plunge in Mount
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Headgear abounds at the polar plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

The polar plunge raises money for the Special
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

The polar plunge raises money for the Special Olympics. It was held at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

There was two-way traffic in Long Island Sound
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

There was two-way traffic in Long Island Sound for the polar plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

The flame-bearer led the way at the polar
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

The flame-bearer led the way at the polar plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Participants raised money for the Special Olympics at
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Participants raised money for the Special Olympics at the polar plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Participants in the polar plunged dipped into Long
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Participants in the polar plunged dipped into Long Island Sound in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

The Mount Sinai Fire Department was on hand
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

The Mount Sinai Fire Department was on hand in a boat for the polar plunge on Nov. 18, 2017.

Participants prepped to take the polar plunge in
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Participants prepped to take the polar plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Plungers got ready to hit the waters of
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Plungers got ready to hit the waters of Long Island Sound in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Nov. 18, 2017 -- Mount Sinai

Some plunged deeper than others at the Town
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Some plunged deeper than others at the Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Nov. 18, 2017 -- Mount Sinai

Participants enjoyed the Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Participants enjoyed the Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai draws a crowd
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai draws a crowd for the polar plunge on Nov. 18, 2017.

People donned merry headgear at the polar plunge
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

People donned merry headgear at the polar plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

People participate in a polar plunge for Special
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

People participate in a polar plunge for Special Olympics at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Polar plungers hit the waters of Long Island
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Polar plungers hit the waters of Long Island Sound at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Even the torch-bearer took the plunge at the
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Even the torch-bearer took the plunge at the Town of Brookhaven event in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

Ready, set, go -- Youngsters participate in the
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Ready, set, go -- Youngsters participate in the polar plunge in Mount Sinai on Nov. 18, 2017.

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