Family Centers' associate board invites those in the community with an adventurous side to take part in a mid-winter dip in the Long Island Sound as part of its third annual Polar Bear Plunge Sunday, Feb. 23.

All proceeds from the event will benefit Family Centers' programs that provide education, health and counseling services to thousands of Fairfield County children and families.

The plunge takes place at 11 a.m. at the offices at Geneve Holdings, 96 Cummings Point Road, Stamford. Pre-event entertainment and light food will be available to all participants and spectators beginning at 10 a.m.

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All participants are encouraged to ask friends and family to sponsor their plunge. Prizes will be awarded to the "plungers" who garner the most donations.

The $25 entry fee includes a T-shirt. To register or to sponsor an individual "plunger," visit