Bronx Polar Bears Take The Plunge

Some of the BronxWorks Team came out in the chilly weather to pledge their ongoing support.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

Despite the bitter cold, Bronxites still enjoyed a day at the beach this winter season. For the fifth year in a row, the Bronx Polar Bears, BronxNet and BronxWorks took the plunge on Saturday, February 9 at Orchard Beach for the 2019 Dip Against Homelessness. The icy event raised awareness and collected donations for homeless services.

Carlota Wjonar and Erick Lipkind got into character at this year’s plunge.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

Val Rich (l) and Michael Max Knobbe, BronxNet executive director, started the plunge in style!
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

(l-r) Event veterans Valdis Freimanis, Inese Leimule and Val Rich were eager for this year’s plunge.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

Coney Island Polar Bear Club’s Abiodun Bello enjoyed the “refreshing water.”
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

The RWB Team showed support of the veterans.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

Bronxites came out in force to take the plunge.
Photo by Fernando Justiniano

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