Polar Bear Plunge for NJ Special Olympics Looked Like a Great Time

by Alice Magdziak • February 24, 2013 • Charity, Monmouth, Shore To Please, VideosComments Off on Polar Bear Plunge for NJ Special Olympics Looked Like a Great Time1896

We happened to be down the shore this Saturday and found out that the Polar Bear Plunge for New Jersey Special Olympics was happening in Long Branch. Well, that automatically meant that we had to take a ride by the madness. We ended up being able to get onto the beach and here’s a video and some pictures of what we found.

While we were there, we heard the DJ announce that over $1 million was raised at the event and that over 4,000 people were taking the plunge.  That’s amazing!

The weather was nasty with misting rain all day but the air temperature was 45 degrees so it could have been MUCH worse.  Of course, nothing made that 37 degree water feel any warmer, we’re sure.

Read more about the event by checking out NJ Special Olympics’ Twitter feed.

Normally, the Plunge is taken in Seaside Heights but, for Hurricane Sandy-related reasons, they weren’t able to host it this year.  Long Branch stepped in and we thought it seemed very well organized.  We arrived about 20 minutes before the Plunge and we were able to drive almost right up to the front of the action.  That’s really good traffic containment!
We might have to sign up as a team next year, it looked so fun.  Who’s up for taking the plunge next year?

 


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