A few East End families will be kicking off the summer beach season a little early.
The third annual Family Spring Plunge is scheduled for this Saturday, May 17, starting at 10 a.m., at the Quogue Village Beach on Dune Road.
This year’s fundraiser will benefit two causes: the Long Island 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk and the Westhampton Beach Special Education Parent Teacher Organization, or SEPTO, which awards scholarships.
Corrine Arrasate, the organizer of the plunge, said she has been raising money for the Long Island 2-Day Breast Cancer Walk for the past decade. Each year, she explained in an email, she tries to come up with “fun fundraisers” that also incorporate the unique features of the East End. “Our love of the ocean and beach has steered us to the annual spring plunge,” she wrote.
Those interested in joining in the dip are asked to buy tickets, which cost $30 each. They can be purchased by calling Ms. Arrasate at (631) 902-5001 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those who sign up will receive a complimentary T-short. Refreshments will be served after the plunge.
The event typically attracts about 25 people per year, though Ms. Arrasate, who serves as president of SEPTO, said she hopes to double that number on Saturday.