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When the temperatures drop, the Polar Bears Plunge!
The Polar Bear Plunges for Special Olympics New Jersey are fundraising events in which participants pledge $100 or more to take a brazen romp into the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of Winter. Crazy? We think so. And we know lots of folks who agree ... and who still take the Plunge for Special Olympics New Jersey year after year.
Whether you’re the type who jumps into cold water or someone who inches in, with two choices of locations, we have a winter Plunge for you.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Polar Bear Plunge, scheduled for February 23, 2013, has grown to more than 5,000 participants who travel from as far as California to be a part of the fun.
Radio station NJ 101.5’s Big Joe Henry, “the Voice of the Plunge” broadcasts live from the site of the Plunge, with interviews, updates and a countdown to Plunge you won’t want to miss.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the Plunge scheduled for 1 p.m.
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The Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood will take place January 19, 2013 at The Wildwoods Convention Center. This Annual Plunge is catching on throughout southern Jersey and beyond. Complete with (warm) indoor facilities for registration and changing, the Wildwood Plunge has grown in popularity each year.
Registration opens at 10 a.m. with the Plunge scheduled for 1 p.m.
Both Plunges are sponsored by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a volunteer effort by the Law Enforcement community of New Jersey to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey. The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey raised more than $2.8 million in 2012.
Special Olympics New Jersey provides year-round sports training and Olympic-type competition in 24 sports for more than 23,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities, all completely free of charge.
Learn more at www.sonj.org.