Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics Makes Long Branch Debut This Weekend
Event will be held Saturday, Feb. 23
As Seaside Heights continues to efforts to restore its beachfront that was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, the 20th Annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics will be held in Long Branch this weekend.
The plunge had been held in Seaside Heights for the last six years, but Pier Village will serve as this year's home for the charitable event which will take place on Saturday, 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 are 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 $1.4 million for Special Olympics New Jersey athletes.
Radio station NJ 101.5’s Big Joe Henry, will broadcast live on Plunge Day with interviews, updates and a countdown to Plunge.
For more information, visit www.njpolarplunge.org or call 609-896-8000.