Bronx Polar Bears Take The Plunge

Michael Max Knobbe, BronxNet executive director, proved he really is ‘Bronx stong’.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Despite the bitter cold, Bronxites still enjoyed a day at the beach this winter season. For the third year in a row, the Bronx Polar Bears, BronxNet and BronxWorks took the plunge on Saturday, February 11 at Orchard Beach for the 2017 Dip Against Homelessness. The icy event raised awareness and collected donations for homeless services.

Husband and wife Polar Bears Valdis Perkasis (l) and Liga Freimane took the plunge together.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The Polar Bears declared victory at this year’s Dip Against Homelessness. Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The Polar Bears declared victory at this year’s Dip Against Homelessness.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

(insert) It’s all in the family! Polar Bears husband and wife Valdis Pirkases (l) and Liga Freimane (r) and her father Valdis Freimane (c) enjoyed a day at the beach.

(l-r) Bronx Parks Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa; Gianna Dell’Olio, BronxWorks director of advancement and communications; Michael Max Knobbe and Eileen Torres, BronxWorks executive director celebrated another successful year at Orchard Beach.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

Members of the Bronx Polar Bears, BronxNet, BronxWorks and City Parks Department braved the bitter cold for a worthy cause.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

It’s all in the family! Polar Bears husband and wife Valdis Pirkases (l) and Liga Freimane (r) and her father Valdis Freimane (c) enjoyed a day at the beach.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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