HULL, March 24, 2019 — Hundreds of supporters of Special Olympics Massachusetts jumped into the ocean waters today off Nantasket Beach. Called the “Polar Plunge,” the event had been rescheduled from earlier in the year after bitter cold weather prompted officials from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation to have concerns about people being injured during the charity event. Although this year’s fundraising total was still being determined, last year’s plunge raised more than…

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REPOSTING THIS ITEM FROM 2018: SOUTH BOSTON — The air temperature was about 1 degree above zero when 200 people plunged into Boston Harbor at M Street Beach in South Boston for the annual L Street Brownies New Year’s Day polar swim. Water temperature was 44 degrees, according to the National Weather Service. The Jan. 1st swim, one of the country’s oldest such charity events, has been held annually for 115 years. In 2017, about…

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SOUTH BOSTON — Some 600 swimsuit wearing souls took the annual Polar Plunge into the water off of M Street Beach in South Boston for the annual L Street Brownies New Year’s Day polar swim. It is one country’s oldest such charity plunges going on for more than 116 years. With air temperatures topping 50 degrees, the plungers faced a significantly different challenge than last year when the air temperature was just 1 degree above…

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HULL — 250 people took a polar plunge on Feb. 24, 2018 at Nantasket Beach in Hull to support the programs of Special Olympics. It was bit warmer than the sub-zero temperatures for the annual L Street Brownies faced on Jan. 1 in Boston. BUT it all is for a good cause and there were a lot of people pushing through to get in and out of the water. All photos by Bill Brett.

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