2022 Polar Bear Splash - Long Beach, NY

TEAM CONNOR 2022

Team Connor was formed in memory of Connor Troy. who was fortunate enough to receive a life-changing wish in 2012 because of the efforts of the Long Beach Polar Bear Club and their supporters. Unfortunately, Connor passed away shorty after receiving his wish, but his family fundraises and takes the plunge in his memory in the hopes of making wishes come true for other sick/terminal children and their families.

WHY WE DO THIS - Connor loved every minute of his Make A Wish Trip and we did too. He was more alert and healthier than he had been in years. He was happier than we had seen him in a long time. It was like someone gave him some magic medicine that took away his pain and gave him super energy. But not only was it a great trip for Connor but Make a Wish took care of every detail and made things so easy for us as parents. We were used to everyday obstacles but Make A Wish made sure that there were none for a very special week. We didn’t know it at the time, but it would be the last trip that Connor would make ever. Connor lost his battle with his disease just 4 months after his Wish trip! We look through the wonderful wish trip pictures and are reminded of how amazing the trip was and we are so lucky to have those memories.


In 2014 the Long Beach Polar Bears dedicated the sweatshirts in memory of Connor - there were yellow ones and black ones with yellow writing. If you knew Connor, you knew yellow was his favorite color. If you have a yellow one, you are lucky enough as there was only a limited amount. When we see someone with one on (especially a stranger) it makes a smile, and we know Connor is saying hello.


That year we raised about $8,000 by asking our friends and family to support our efforts. We were amazed and overwhelmed. The next year we raised $10,000!!!! Truly amazing. Since then, we strive to raise that $10,000 which is just about the cost of one wish. In 2020 we hit $15,000!!!! I am not sure, but I think we have raised over $90,000 in total


We hope you will join Team Connor this year and take the plunge, make a donation to Make-A-Wish or buy a sweatshirt (or just wear yellow and think of Connor).


Your donation makes a very huge difference in the lives of so many. It did for our family here in Long Beach and we are ever so grateful!

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GOAL REACHED!

Raised:

$16,120.00

Goal:

$10,000.00

Team Donors:

TOP TEAMS
Dorothy Ryan
$2,000
Harvey Weisenberg
$1,000
Long Beach Catholic Regional School Family
$700
Ken&Lauren Fowler
$500
Long Beach Professional Firefighters
$414
Patrick Kenahan and family
$250
Anonymous
$250
Tarasco Family
$250
Mary Pat & Stephen Murphy
$250
Ted & Diana Candella
$250
The piazza family
$250
Mr. Cliff Skudin
$250
The Fitzpatricks
$200
Ryan Fitzmaurice
$200
Liz and Don Silz
$200
Karen McInnis & Terry Blackburn
$150
Nancy & Rory Johnston
$100
Daniel Cellamare
$100
Karen Angst
$100
Jack, Teresa, Grace & Anna McCarthy
$100
Anonymous
Jane Waterman
$100
Mike and Kim
$100
Anonymous
$100
Eileen Bohan-Perini
$100
Carole Ann and Joe
$100
Janice McCreay
$100
Billy & Tara Gaydar
$100
Ryan Troy
$100
Mrs. Monika Pascu
$100
Costello Family
$100
Kelly Rhatigan
$100
Anonymous
$100
Robert Duran
$100
Joan & Damian Sciano
$100
Mr. Patrick & Traci Kilduff
$100
The Savinelli Family
$100
Jim and Jo Ann Joyce
$100
Bull & Dee Brodery
$100
The Lachman Family
$100
Ericka Montalvan
$100
Maura & Paul Turner
$100
Rich and Tina Wagner
$100
Anonymous
Mr and mrs Gerard Alton
$100
Mandy
$100
Dan & Robin Ryan
$100
Anonymous
$100
Kacey Brill
$100
Bohm family
$100
The Nolan Family
$100
Anonymous
$100
Jean Trier
$100
The Iorio's
$100
Maureen Condon
$100
Mayers Family
$100
Mr. Thomas Rhatigan
$100
The Leddys
$100
Alex O'Brien
$100
Kerry Ann Troy
$100
Anonymous
Anonymous
$100
McLoughlin Family
$100
Tom & Christianna Browne
$100
Ginny and Joe Rhatigan
$100
Amari Dechinea
$77
The Duncan Family
$75
Daria & Nick D'Andrea
$75
joy miller
$50
Mick & Jen McGarry
$50
Ellen Rhatigan
$50
Tracy & Sean
Kim Mannix
$50
The Lynch Family
$50
Matthew Duran
$50
Tara Dowd
$50
Anonymous
Merry & Jack
$50
Anonymous
$50
Gaetano Modica
$50
Mrs. karen rave
$50
Ms. Justine Sarni
$50
Mrs. Collyn Possidel
Ms. Patricia Farrell
$50
Rose and Scott Nigro
$50
Weston Family
Deirdre and John Phelan
$50
Kathy Morrow
$50
Mrs. Francesca Gillam
$50
Linda McDevitt LaFay
$50
Eva Robinson
$50
Joey Saggio
$50
Sabrina McMahon
$50
Miss Jen Murphy
$50
Jeanne Meola
$50
Jane, Nick and Allison
$50
Duffy family
$50
The Reeds
Mr. Scott Kemins
$50
Diane Hagen
$50

Team Roster

GOAL REACHED!

Raised:

$16,120.00

Goal:

$10,000.00

*Gifts made through this fundraising campaign are a gift to the entire Make-A-Wish mission. The needs shown are symbolic of the common wish elements associated with each wish and are only representative of our many wish-granting activities. Gifts made will not actually be used to purchase the item or grant the wish described. All gifts will be pooled to meet the needs of Make-A-Wish.

Team Roster

Team Donors:

TOP TEAMS
Dorothy Ryan
$2,000
Harvey Weisenberg
$1,000
Long Beach Catholic Regional School Family
$700
Ken&Lauren Fowler
$500
Long Beach Professional Firefighters
$414
Patrick Kenahan and family
$250
Anonymous
$250
Tarasco Family
$250
Mary Pat & Stephen Murphy
$250
Ted & Diana Candella
$250
The piazza family
$250
Mr. Cliff Skudin
$250
The Fitzpatricks
$200
Ryan Fitzmaurice
$200
Liz and Don Silz
$200
Karen McInnis & Terry Blackburn
$150
Nancy & Rory Johnston
$100
Daniel Cellamare
$100
Karen Angst
$100
Jack, Teresa, Grace & Anna McCarthy
$100
Anonymous
Jane Waterman
$100
Mike and Kim
$100
Anonymous
$100
Eileen Bohan-Perini
$100
Carole Ann and Joe
$100
Janice McCreay
$100
Billy & Tara Gaydar
$100
Ryan Troy
$100
Mrs. Monika Pascu
$100
Costello Family
$100
Kelly Rhatigan
$100
Anonymous
$100
Robert Duran
$100
Joan & Damian Sciano
$100
Mr. Patrick & Traci Kilduff
$100
The Savinelli Family
$100
Jim and Jo Ann Joyce
$100
Bull & Dee Brodery
$100
The Lachman Family
$100
Ericka Montalvan
$100
Maura & Paul Turner
$100
Rich and Tina Wagner
$100
Anonymous
Mr and mrs Gerard Alton
$100
Mandy
$100
Dan & Robin Ryan
$100
Anonymous
$100
Kacey Brill
$100
Bohm family
$100
The Nolan Family
$100
Anonymous
$100
Jean Trier
$100
The Iorio's
$100
Maureen Condon
$100
Mayers Family
$100
Mr. Thomas Rhatigan
$100
The Leddys
$100
Alex O'Brien
$100
Kerry Ann Troy
$100
Anonymous
Anonymous
$100
McLoughlin Family
$100
Tom & Christianna Browne
$100
Ginny and Joe Rhatigan
$100
Amari Dechinea
$77
The Duncan Family
$75
Daria & Nick D'Andrea
$75
joy miller
$50
Mick & Jen McGarry
$50
Ellen Rhatigan
$50
Tracy & Sean
Kim Mannix
$50
The Lynch Family
$50
Matthew Duran
$50
Tara Dowd
$50
Anonymous
Merry & Jack
$50
Anonymous
$50
Gaetano Modica
$50
Mrs. karen rave
$50
Ms. Justine Sarni
$50
Mrs. Collyn Possidel
Ms. Patricia Farrell
$50
Rose and Scott Nigro
$50
Weston Family
Deirdre and John Phelan
$50
Kathy Morrow
$50
Mrs. Francesca Gillam
$50
Linda McDevitt LaFay
$50
Eva Robinson
$50
Joey Saggio
$50
Sabrina McMahon
$50
Miss Jen Murphy
$50
Jeanne Meola
$50
Jane, Nick and Allison
$50
Duffy family
$50
The Reeds
Mr. Scott Kemins
$50
Diane Hagen
$50

2022 Polar Bear Splash - Long Beach, NY

TEAM CONNOR 2022

Team Connor was formed in memory of Connor Troy. who was fortunate enough to receive a life-changing wish in 2012 because of the efforts of the Long Beach Polar Bear Club and their supporters. Unfortunately, Connor passed away shorty after receiving his wish, but his family fundraises and takes the plunge in his memory in the hopes of making wishes come true for other sick/terminal children and their families.

WHY WE DO THIS - Connor loved every minute of his Make A Wish Trip and we did too. He was more alert and healthier than he had been in years. He was happier than we had seen him in a long time. It was like someone gave him some magic medicine that took away his pain and gave him super energy. But not only was it a great trip for Connor but Make a Wish took care of every detail and made things so easy for us as parents. We were used to everyday obstacles but Make A Wish made sure that there were none for a very special week. We didn’t know it at the time, but it would be the last trip that Connor would make ever. Connor lost his battle with his disease just 4 months after his Wish trip! We look through the wonderful wish trip pictures and are reminded of how amazing the trip was and we are so lucky to have those memories.


In 2014 the Long Beach Polar Bears dedicated the sweatshirts in memory of Connor - there were yellow ones and black ones with yellow writing. If you knew Connor, you knew yellow was his favorite color. If you have a yellow one, you are lucky enough as there was only a limited amount. When we see someone with one on (especially a stranger) it makes a smile, and we know Connor is saying hello.


That year we raised about $8,000 by asking our friends and family to support our efforts. We were amazed and overwhelmed. The next year we raised $10,000!!!! Truly amazing. Since then, we strive to raise that $10,000 which is just about the cost of one wish. In 2020 we hit $15,000!!!! I am not sure, but I think we have raised over $90,000 in total


We hope you will join Team Connor this year and take the plunge, make a donation to Make-A-Wish or buy a sweatshirt (or just wear yellow and think of Connor).


Your donation makes a very huge difference in the lives of so many. It did for our family here in Long Beach and we are ever so grateful!

View More