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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Friday, February 3, 2012
Plunge will be held in Sea Bright
The Junior Board of the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Long Branch will host the Second Annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Sea Bright Public Municipal Beach. The beach is located behind the Sea Bright Firehouse on Ocean Avenue. Registration for the plunge will be held at Sea Bright Pizza at 1066 Ocean Ave., at 10:30am. The registration fee is $30 and pledges will be accepted. The plunge itself begins at 1 p.m. on the beach. After the plunge, participants will be invited back to Sea Bright Pizza to warm up and enjoy some refreshments. Commemorative T-shirts and bracelets will also be sold. The members of the RMH Junior Board include Rumson-Fair Haven High School students Ben Sherman, Emily Hays, Kevin Alter, Glen Wise, …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The annual event raised money for four Monmouth County charities.
Thousands gathered on the beach outside Convention Hall on New Year’s Day. Some were there to dive into the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean, while others were there to cheer on the charitable endeavor. The 9th Annual Sons of Ireland Polar Plunge raised money for The Ashley Lauren Foundation and the Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II Memorial Fund, both of Holmdel; The Barn for the Poorest of the Poor, based in Colts Neck; and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties. An event that started in 2003 as a tradition among a group of Christian Brothers Academy alumni has turned into annual fundraiser organized by the Rumson-based Sons of Ireland. Did you take the plunge on New Year’s Day? Upload your photos and videos to our …