Locals dared to take ice-cold plunge

February 18, 2013 by  

The Special Olympics of New Jersey ‘Polar Bear Plunge’ is an upcoming fundraising event with the participants pledging $100 or more towards the cause.

During this event, participants will take a chilly plunge into the Atlantic Ocean, which will be a mighty brazen romp that takes the breath away. Whether they are considered crazy or brave, it is a chance for locals to come out and show everyone what they are made of. Poster printing daring individuals to come out and dive in may have been used to tempt the brave of heart to sign up and take the plunge.

The event is designed to raise funds for the Special Olympics and will be a challenge for most people, although the organizers are aware there are plenty of people who will sign up and commit themselves to frigid ocean temperatures. There are two locations to choose from and this is a celebration of the 20th anniversary for this event. Usually attracting more than 5,000 participants each year who come from as far away as California, this chilly experience will be broadcast live over 101.5 radio station in a transmission titled ‘The Voice of the Plunge’ with Big Joe Henry.

There is no cost to enter this event, except for the pledge amount on the sheet. The Polar Bear Plunge will be happening on Saturday, February 23, at 1 Chelsea Avenue in Long Branch, New Jersey, with registration beginning at 1:00pm. Being just a short drive from Wall Township, please visit the New Jersey Polar Plunge website to find out more.