There are none more dedicated to fundraising for worthy causes than polar bear swimmers!
And there are no polar bear swimmers more dedicated than those that head to Olcott Beach, NY to plunge into the icy waters of Lake Ontario to raise money for the blind and visually impaired.
Plus there are rewards for braving the cold:
Sponsored by the Olcott Lions Club, the Swim for Sight has been one of the region's most popular winter events for the last 45 years.
Costumed and warm hearted, the hardiest polar bear swimmers in America parade down Main Street and traverse the path to the frozen shore, sponsored and cheered on every step of the way by family, friends and co-workers.
As the swimmers brave the elements, thousands of spectators gather on the snow covered terraces of Krull Park, surround the shoreline and encourage their favorite swimmers to frolic in the frigid water.
Swimmers and spectators come together to spend a day enjoying a Great Lakes winter day while helping those in need.
Sponsorship makes it all possible - and that can be done lakeside, or from the comfort of home.
Consider sponsoring a swimmer, or making a general donation to support the brave souls that are #FreezinForAReason!
The Reasons: Contributions support the following Lions Sight Projects: