Saturday, February 23, 2013
The annual event was moved from Seaside Heights because of Hurricane Sandy
Over 4,000 people participated in today's 20th annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics New Jersey in Long Branch. Over $1 million was raised by the event which was moved from Seaside Heights to Pier Village this year because of the devastation that area suffered at the hands of Hurricane Sandy. This is the first year the event has been held in Long Branch, and it is unknown whether or not it will return to the city next year If you have any photos or videos from today's plunge, please upload them to the article or send them to email@example.com
Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Long Branch has been chosen to host the Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics New Jersey event as Seaside Heights continues efforts to restore its beachfront that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. The 20th annual plunge was held in Seaside Heights for the last six years, but Pier Village will be the home of this year's charitable event which will take place today, Feb. 23, at 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. All plungers must raise a minimum of $100 to participate, and incentives will be given for higher fundraising levels. Thousands of people participate in the Polar Bear Plunge each year, with over 5,900 brave souls jumping into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean last February in Seaside Heights. Those plungers raised over $1…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Plenty of locals started off the New Year with a dip in the ocean for the 10th Annual Sons of Ireland Plunge.
The thermometer didn't crack the 40-degree mark on New Year's Day but that didn't keep hundreds of locals from running into the ocean as part of the 10th Annual Sons of Ireland Polar Bear Plunge in Asbury Park. The bone-chilling event raised money for a number of local charities, including Sea Bright Rising, Lt. Dennis Zilinski Foundation, Impact Oasis, Horizons National and Providence Medical Clinic. A group of Little Silver dads and their families shared some photos of their intrepid plunge. Were you there, too? Share your photos here on Patch!