Second annual Patchogue Plunge is Feb. 13; fundraiser for Gabby Petito Foundation


Dig up your your swim trunks and get ready to brave the freezing cold temperatures of the Patchogue River for a good cause.

The Patchogue Plunge is back for its second year and set to happen on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 13.

Breakfast and check-in for the chilly event will happen at Toast Coffeehouse in Patchogue from 8-9:30 a.m., before participants head over to the Sandspit Marina for the turn-you-blue plunge at 10 a.m.

All of the proceeds from the plunge will go toward the Gabby Petito Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by the parents of the late Gabby Petito of Blue Point.

The 22-year-old woman went missing while on a cross-country road trip with her boyfriend Brian Laundrie this summer and was later discovered strangled to death in a Wyoming national park. Laundrie, who police deemed a person of interest in the case, was found dead in a Florida state park in October after a massive police manhunt. Authorities believe he committed suicide.

The foundation in Petito’s name addresses the needs of organizations that support locating missing persons and provides aid to organizations that assist victims of domestic violence situations, through education, awareness and prevention strategies.

“It is our hope that Gabby’s foundation will bring these important issues to the forefront of the public eye to the benefit of all our communities,” the official Facebook event page reads.

Tickets for the breakfast and plunge are $50. Plunge only or breakfast only is $30.

For more information, visit the Patchogue Young Professionals event page here.

Top: The 2019 Patchogue Plunge. Photo courtesy of the Patchogue Young Professionals Facebook page.