The annual polar plunge to benefit the Special Olympics of New York is a little more than one week away and a special offer is on the table for a well-known actor with ties to the region.
Max Jackoski, who The Post-Star has written about several times, and his team "Max's Buddies" has offered actor and Just Water financial backer, Will Smith, a bright-orange winter hat and the opportunity to take the plunge into Lake George on Nov. 17.
The Smiths started the eco-friendly company using water drawn from the Glens Falls watershed in Queensbury in 2015 and is headquartered at the former St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church building at 31 Broad St.
The Lake George graduate is a huge fan of the actor and his mother posted the video to Facebook inviting the Smith to participate in the event.
Max's Buddies has been one of the top fundraisers for the event each year. The team dons bright-orange winter hats with the team name Max's Buddies embroidered on them as they take a dip in the chilly waters.
A pre-party event will be held starting at 8 p.m. at the Lake George Club on Nov. 16 before the big event on Nov. 17.
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the plunge is scheduled for noon at Shepard Park Beach.
Volunteers are needed for the event and you can sign up online here. To take the plunge yourself a minimum fundraising requirement of $25 is set.
For more information about the event visit specialolympics-ny.org.
— Adam Colver