Jersey Shore “Polar Plunge” Fundraisers for N.J. Special Olympics
Jan. 14: Wildwood · February 25: Seaside Heights
(including Cool School Challenge)
If you’re going to insist on going swimming at the Jersey Shore in the midst of winter, it’s best to do so for charitable reasons: the charity would benefit by financial and public awareness support, and you would benefit by appearing to be more unselfish and courageous than insane. Consequently, everyone comes up a winner.
The New Jersey Polar Plunge and New Jersey Special Olympics organizations have their own way of describing it: “Freezin’ For A Reason.”
On Janaury 14 and February 25 of 2017, there will be “Polar Plunge” fundraisers for the New Jersey Special Olympics in Wildwood and at Seaside Heights respectively. Funds raised help them provide more than 25,000 special Olympians with free year-round training, competition, leadership opportunities and health screenings.
Last year, nearly 40,000 “plungers” dived in, and more than 3 million dollars were raised. Fortunately, if supporting the Polar Plunge without actually plunging strikes you as a more respectable option, you can donate to either individual plungers, fundraising teams, or by mail.