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!


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!


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!

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.

2 comments on “2019 Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside Recap”

  1. 1
    Nicole Ramos on November 24, 2020

    Is there any possible way I can get some of the sweatshirts from the polar bear plunge from 2019?

    1. 2
      development on December 3, 2020

      This has been passed along to the Plunge organizers. If it is possible, they will be in touch. Thanks!

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