2008 Polar Bear Swim for Sight Photos and Highlights

The 39th Olcott Polar Bear "Swim for Sight" was Sunday, March 2, 2008.

Photos

Here is a link to photos of the 2008 Swim.

Highlights

A record 700 hearty and dedicated swimmers participated in this year's Polar Bear 'Swim for Sight'. The event is a big boost to community organizations and Lions Club programs aiding the blind and visually impaired.

Top fundraisers this year were Dave and Melissa Mika and their workplace supporters at Independent Health, Mary Taylor of Burt, Mike Wrobel of Williamsville, Joseph LoBrutto of Grand Island and Tracy Dehn and David Corbett of Niagara Falls.

Mrs. New York State, Jennifer Stahlar and Lions District Governor, Ken Butkowski provided encouragement and thanked everyone for their outstanding contributions. Summer in the southern hemisphere was no distraction for Matt Maia of Montesclaros, Brazil who was on-hand for the winter plunge.

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