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If he raises enough money, Matt Light will jump into Boston Harbor on Saturday

Posted by David D'Onofrio  March 22, 2013 07:53 AM

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The forecast says Saturday's high will be 42 in Boston. Temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean will be a few degrees chillier than that. It won't exactly be a beach day.

But if he can raise enough money, Matt Light would be happy to go for a swim.

The Patriots' long-time left tackle will be on hand for the Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash, which benefits Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, and if Light can raise $30,000 himself before the noon plunge he'll join the group splashing into Boston Harbor at the M Street Beach in Southie.

Either way Light will be there for the event, which eventually spills into the L Street Tavern to let participants warm up, but he claims he's only getting wet if the donors dictate it with their dollars. There's no word on what his "finest cupid attire" would entail, but half of the money donated on his behalf will go to restoring and protecting the Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, and the marine environment -- while the other half will go toward his Matt Light Foundation.

"I've made some pretty big splashes in my day but this one is going to be for a great cause!!" Light wrote on the Cupid Splash website. "If you donate you will not only help Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, but 1/2 the proceeds we raise will go towards our charity -- The Light Foundation!

"Through our programs we are instilling the values of responsibility, accountability, and hard work by providing at-risk kids with unique outdoor learning experiences. These experiences assist them in reaching their highest potential. Our goal is to lead young people down a path to becoming responsible members of their communities who are capable of passing on the torch of leadership and achievement to their friends and families."

To donate to Light specifically, go here.

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