Tag: Polar Plunge

Time to take ‘the plunge’

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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER If you’ve ever had the desire to go jump in a lake—in the middle of winter—now is your chance. The YMCA will be hosting their 11th annual Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 16 at Camp Sloper, raising…

Are you ready to take the Plunge?

Members of the Board of Education take the plunge at last year's event. Garry Brumback, inset, emerges from the icy water.

There are already several teams returning to take the plunge, but the Southington-Cheshire Community YMCA is still looking for volunteers for the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Saturday, Jan. 17. The event already includes teams from across the community…

Taking the plunge in Sloper Pond

By Tammi Naudus
Former Town Councilor Al Natelli, left, led Team Southington Politicians into the frigid waters of Sloper Pond on Saturday. He is pictured above with Republican Town Councilor Tom Lombardi.

By Lisa Capobianco Staff Writer Members of the community jumped into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond during Southington YMCA’s ninth annual Polar Plunge—all for a good cause. Transforming into one of Southington’s most popular fundraisers, the Polar Plunge event…

Take the Sloper Plunge!

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The annual Polar Plunge took place on Saturday.  Many organizations from around town got together to raise funds for Camp Sloper campers in exchange for an icy dip in the lake.  Photos by:  Tammi Naudus [portfolio_slideshow id=4717]

Are you ready to take the Plunge?

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By LINDSAY CAREY STAFF WRITER The Southington-Cheshire Community YMCAs are holding the 10th annual YMCA Polar Plunge on Sat. Jan. 17 at the YMCA Camp Sloper Outdoor Center. The Polar Plunge will support the YMCA Annual Campaign, which helps a…

Taking a charitable dip in Sloper Pond

By Tammi Naudus

By Rob Glidden Staff Wrter The annual YMCA Polar Plunge pulled in $24,000 worth of donations, which were given by the community to sponsor the roughly 80 participants who jumped into the frigid waters of Sloper’s Pond. In the eight…

Dive into the Polar Plunge

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By Ed Harris Editor Every year, Mark Pooler is often the last man to leave the frigid waters of Sloper Pond during the YMCA’s annual Polar Plunge. For the past seven years, Pooler has spent approx. 75 seconds in the…