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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.

Fred RBPatch February 20, 2013 at 02:54 PM
Good Luck to all the participators, and Be Safe!
Little Silver Recreation February 20, 2013 at 06:52 PM
Congrats to the LS Crocs and their friends who have been the top fundraising group in NJ for the plunge for 10 straight years and will surpass their previous best amount and raise over $85,000 this plunge. Anyone wishing to join the group should contact MIke Laverty at lavs107@comcast.net.

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