“Freezin’ for a Reason” is the name given to a local (Lynn, MA) event/fundraiser that occurs on New Year’s Day. The organizers of the event are George and Stephanie Sonia, and Patricia, Mario, and Nicholas Capano. Ten years ago, George Sonia started the tradition with friends and family. At 12:00 P.M., on New Year’s Day, over 100 participants will run and dive into the Atlantic Ocean. Three years ago, “Freezin’ for A Reason” was formed to benefit local causes, including a handicap golf cart for Gannon Golf Course, and a splash pad at Greater Lynn Special Needs Camp.
This year “Freezin’ for a Reason” will donate the money raised to “Homes for Our Troops,” whose mission is to build mortgage-free, specially adapted homes nationwide for severely injured Veterans Post 9-11, to enable them to rebuild their lives. 100% of the funds raised will be used to help “Homes for Our Troops” build more homes for severely injured Veterans.
Homes for Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization building specially adapted, mortgage-free homes nationwide for the most severely injured Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of these Veterans have sustained injuries including multiple limb amputations, partial or full paralysis, and/or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). These homes restore some of the freedom and independence our Veterans sacrificed while defending our country, and enable them to focus on their family, recovery, and rebuilding their lives.
This year the event will take place on Short Beach, behind the Nahant Coast Guard Station, Nahant, Massachusetts. After “the plunge” the participants and their family and friends will gather at Rolly’s, Wyoma Square, Lynn MA. Rolly’s will donate between 15% and 20% of their proceeds to benefit our cause. T-shirts, raffle tickets, gift baskets, and other items will be sold.
Please join us in our efforts to support this wonderful organization!
If you have any questions you can contact George Sonia at (781) 844-7424 or Mario Capano at (781) 241-2462.
- Freezin for a Reason Team