Plungers dry off after taking a cold dip. From left, CSEA Suffolk Retirees Local 4th Vice President Meg Shutka, Town of Brookhaven White-Collar 4th Vice President Eric Shutka, Town of Brookhaven White-Collar Unit Executive Vice President Walter Dunn III and Brookhaven Commissioner of Information Technologies Scott Bradley.

MT. SINAI — CSEA’s Town of Brookhaven members were ‘freezin’ for a reason’ at the Town of Brookhaven’s 9th Annual Polar Plunge.

Members braved the cold waters at Cedar Beach in order to raise money for the Special Olympics; this year, members raised $1,500.

Special Olympics is an international organization, which promotes inclusion, acceptance and understanding to people with intellectual disabilities.

If you would like to donate or participate in a polar plunge visit: specialolympics-ny.org.

— Wendi Bowie

 

Top, plungers pose with Long Island Region president Nick LaMorte moments before they jumped into the cold waters of Cedar Beach. Standing, from left, Brookhaven White-Collar Unit 4th Vice President Eric Shutka, LaMorte, Brookhaven White-Collar Unit activist Bob Brandow, Special Olympics representative Diane Cantone, CSEA Suffolk Retirees Local 4th Vice President Meg Shutka, Brookhaven White-Collar Unit President John Kelly and Brookhaven White-Collar Unit activist Mike Kobasiuk. Kneeling, from left, Brookhaven White-Collar Unit member Alan Pollack and Brookhaven White-Collar Unit activist Laura Boland. Photos provided by Bob Brandow.

Share.

About Author

Wendi Bowie

Wendi Bowie is an award-winning journalist who has focused the majority of her career on covering Long Island news. Her efforts have earned her the Press Club of Long Island Media Award for Public Affairs and the Long Island Coalition for Fair Broadcasting Folio Award. Wendi was drawn to her current position as Communications Specialist for CSEA’s Long Island Region because it speaks to her strong desire to champion the rights of the common man and woman.

Leave A Reply