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Watch the 2023 Plunge!

Thank you! We surpassed our goal and had a fabulous time at the most successful Oakdale Plunge ever!

Courageous plungers jump into Oakdale Lake's frigid water to support two hugely important Hudson institutions that promote safe recreation in and around the water! Proceeds are split evenly between the Hudson Youth Department Waterfront Program and the Hudson Fire Department's Water Rescue and Dive Team. The Dive Team uses its share to upgrade aging equipment, and continually train their all-volunteer team, keeping our entire community safer. The Youth Department's share goes towards Lifeguard Training and expanded hours for free summer fun on the beach! Learn more about our local heroes HERE

Outrageous Costumes are strongly encouraged for all our intrepid plungers and once again we'll have a costume contest and prizes for the lucky winners. We will announce the winners at the end of the the event.

Spectators are welcome and encouraged at the beach this year, however only plungers may use the Beach House to ensure everyone's safety. If you can't make it in person we'll share a video of the event soon afterwards.

See more details about the event on the FAQ page. 

Last year, plungers raised over $40,000. More than a dozen teams jumped in the freezing cold lake.  Can we top that and break $50,000 in 2023?!

Questions? Contact peter@hudsonyouth.org or 917-748-4662. 

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