On February 23rd the 26th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside brought nearly 7,500 plungers, thousands of spectators and hundreds of volunteers, helping to raise $2.2 million for the athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey!

The water temperature reached a high of 41 degrees, while the air was a chilling 37 degrees, a great day to get #FreezinForAReason!

It’s Seaside Plunge day!! With nearly 7,000 plungers registered and almost $2 million raised already, we are off to a…

Posted by Special Olympics New Jersey on Saturday, February 23, 2019

 

The cold winter weather didn’t stop participants from dressing in creative costumes and characters ranging from colorful mermaids, superheroes, pirates, clowns, unicorns, rock legends and more!

Thanks everyone for brrr-inging it to Seaside Heights today!🥶 Nearly 7,500 people raised more than $2 million and plunged to support thousands of Special Olympics New Jersey athletes. @njpolarplunge

Posted by Special Olympics New Jersey on Saturday, February 23, 2019

 

A special shoutout goes to New Jersey 101.5 and Big Joe Henry, who hosted a live broadcast from Spicy Cantina on the boardwalk.

 

Check out the top five fundraising teams. See all the top fundraisers here. Amazing job everyone!

Congratulations to the 6’ Polar Bear raffle ticket winner, Kate!

Congratulations to the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside Heights raffle ticket winner, Kate! She got to take home one of these life-sized polar bears! Kate, thanks again for stopping by to claim your prize. 🥰

Posted by NJ Polar Plunge on Thursday, February 28, 2019

Thanks again to everyone who helped make this event a success!

Click the link below to see the photos from the 2019 Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside.

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