Who says it needs to be 80 degrees and sunny in order to go for a swim?
On Sunday, Feb. 26, Family Centers’ Associate Board will invite those in the community with an adventurous side to take part in a mid-winter dip in the Long Island Sound as part of its inaugural Polar Bear Plunge. All proceeds from the event will benefit Family Centers’ programs that provide education, health and counseling services to thousands of Fairfield County children and families.
The plunge takes place at 10 a.m. at the offices at Geneve Holdings, located at 96 Cummings Point Road in Stamford. Pre-event entertainment, light food and warming tents will be available to all participants and spectators beginning at 9:30 a.m. A post-plunge party will also be held at Tiernan’s Bar in Stamford starting at 1 p.m.
All participants are encouraged to ask friends and family to sponsor their plunge. Prizes will be awarded to the “plungers” who garner the most donations.
To register or to sponsor an individual “plunger”, visit www.familycenters.org. The Polar Bear Plunge’s $25 entry fee also includes a limited-edition t-shirt.
Family Centers’ Associate Board is a group of young professionals dedicated to raising awareness and funds for the agency. For more information or to join, contact Bill Brucker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-869-4848.
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 1,700 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Departments of Public Health and Children and Families. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information.