Polar Plunge Will Benefit Cape Wildlife Center

This year’s New Year’s Day Polar Plunge at Mill Way Beach, Barnstable Harbor, will benefit Cape Wildlife Center.

Cape Wildlife Center in Barnstable faces unexpected, sudden closure. Supporters, including the newly formed Friends of Cape Wildlife, were able to gain a temporary reprieve through the generosity of the Pegasus Foundation, and the center will remain open at least through March. The purpose of this fundraiser is to help raise funds so that Cape Wildlife Center can continue its important work.

The polar plunge will be Sunday, January 1, at 1 PM.

In choosing this year’s recipient, organizers of the New Year’s Plunge, Ed and Debbie Robinson and Sue and Rich French of Barnstable Village, recognized the importance of this Center to the residents of the entire Cape

Commemorative T-shirts will feature names of individuals and businesses that have donated at least $100 to Cape Wildlife Center through the event. The shirts will be sold at the plunge for $20, and each sponsor will receive a free shirt.

All sponsorship checks should be made payable to The Pegasus Foundation, memo line “Cape Wildlife,” and mailed to Ann Canedy, Box 23, Cummaquid, MA 02637. Sponsors should indicate exactly how they want their line on the T-shirt to read, as well as their T-shirt size.

Questions regarding donating and sponsorships may be directed to Ann Canedy at acanedy@comcast.net or 508-362-4561.

Questions regarding the polar plunge may be directed to Ed Robinson at 774-994-0609.

Questions regarding Cape Wildlife Center and The Pegasus Foundation may be directed to Elizabeth Brooke at 508-487-2779 or elizabethbrooke@mac.com. Those interested may join the Friends of Cape Wildlife newsletter at eepurl.com/bZBNmn.