2018 Rochester Polar Plunge
February 11, 2018
Ontario Beach Park
Registration for the 18th annual Rochester Polar Plunge is now OPEN! Register today! Join in on the FREEZIN’ FOR A REASON fun as we set our fundraising goal to raise $300,000 for our amazing Special Olympics New York athletes so that they can continue to train and compete year-round at no cost to their families, friends or caregivers.
Learn to Ski/Snowboard Open House
Iron Eagle 5k & Fun Run
On Saturday, over 130 runners and walkers came together to honor the late Shane Bartholf, whose life ended too soon, for the inaugural Iron Eagle 5K & Family Run. Shane Bartholf was “relentlessly compassionate, endlessly encouraging and an avid adventure seeker who’s passion was supporting athletes be the best they can be at Special Olympics New York,” said Race Organizer and Sister of Shane, Leah Jacob.
Participants enjoyed a scenic run through the landscapes of Mendon finishing with a medal ceremony, music, bounce houses and sports massages. Over $15,000 was donated to the Genesee Region of Special Olympics New York where Shane volunteered over the years, whether through competition or in the office, Special Olympics is a cause that was near and dear to his heart and Shane’s family is proud to keep his legacy of compassion and love of sport alive with this race.
A special thanks to the Bartholf family for their support and being a friend to Special Olympics New York!
Special Olympics Athlete Scholarships Offered Through YMCA of Greater Rochester
Did you know that the YMCA of Greater Rochester offers Special Olympic’s Athletes a personalized financial assistance process for individual memberships?
Did you know that the YMCA of Greater Rochester is supportive of 1:1 support at all of their branches as a benefit to the Athletes membership?!
Read more here Genesee regional report 6.30.2017