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Gershow Recycling Takes the Polar Plunge in Support of Special Olympics New York

Company Donates $500 to Sponsor Employee’s Daughter Who Has Participated in SONY Competitions

 

Gershow Recycling team will be "freezin’ for a reason” when they take part in the 4th Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge on November 23 at noon at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. Gershow will also be one of the sponsors at the event.

The Polar Plunge is an annual event that helps raise money for special-needs athletes who take part in Special Olympics New York. Sponsors and community members jump in the Long Island Sound during the cold, winter months to show support for the organization. This year, Gershow is donating $500 to sponsor Lori Sindone, whose father, Louis, is a longtime Gershow employee. Lori has been competing in the Special Olympics for many years.

Gershow Vice President Joe Bertuccio has been raising money towards the Polar Plunge for a few years along with his daughter, Danielle Bertuccio Chasse, a teacher who works with special-needs children. This year, Ms. Bertuccio Chasse — along with her nephews, Ray, Daniel and Chris Colon — will be taking the plunge.

Special Olympics New York is a nonprofit organization that has more than 60,000 athletes training and competing year-round in 22 Olympics-style sports. Athletes and their family members or caregivers are never charged to participate.

"We are very proud to support Special Olympics and the members of the Gershow family who are taking part in this special event,” says Kevin Gershowitz, president of Gershow Recycling. "Our involvement in the Polar Plunge is a great way to support an important cause within the community.”

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