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

Company Representatives and Their Families Take Part in the Polar Plunge in Support of Employee’s Daughter Who Is a SONY Participant

Pictured (front row, left to right): Daniel Colon, Christopher Colon, Andrew Abrams. Second row (l-r): Raymond Colon, JoJo Bertuccio, Danielle Bertuccio. Third row (l-r): Nicole LaRocco, Michelle Bertuccio, Janine Colon, Ray Colon, DeeJay Chasse, Andrea Dunn. Back row: Peter Bertuccio, Christina Rogers, Jonathan Abrams and Mike Donohue.

On November 23, members of Gershow Recycling and their families took part in the 4th Annual Town of Brookhaven Polar Plunge at Cedar Beach in Mount Sinai. Gershow was also one of the sponsors at the event and provided doughnuts and hot chocolate for the participants.

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 months to show support for the organization. This year, Gershow donated $500 to sponsor Lori Sindone, whose father, Louis, is a longtime Gershow employee. Lori has been competing in the Special Olympics for years.

Joe Bertuccio, Vice President, Gershow Recycling, has been raising money towards the Polar Plunge for the past few years along with his daughter, Danielle Bertuccio Chasse, a teacher who works with special-needs children. This year, Ms. Bertuccio Chasse — along with other family members of the Gershow employees — took 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.


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