Bronx Polar Bears take the plunge

John Weed and Eileen Torres, director of BronxWorks, bundled up before they took the plunge.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

BronxNet and the Bronx Polar Bears hosted the 5th annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, February 14 at Orchard Beach in partnership with BronxWorks to benefit their homeless outreach programs. The Bronx Polar Bear club was joined by cold weather enthusiests from all over the city to take a dip in the 22 degree water.

The polar bears thrive in the icy water.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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Michael Max Knobbe, director of BronxNet, with Bronx Polar Bears Liga Freimane(l) and Anna Romanovich.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The Coney Island Polar Bear Club was represented alongside the Bronx Polar Bears.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The Latvian contingent of Baron Brujia (r) and Valvis Freimane remained in the water the longest.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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