The Polar Bear Plunge returned to Wildwood in 2022 with a… SPLASH!  Over 768 plungers were signed up to brave the 24° freezing cold temperature outside to hit the 40° ocean.  Others signed up to plunge virtually instead to bring the total participants over 800!  Either way, the community came together to help the athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey!  All the efforts from the plungers and donors amounted to raising over $245,000!  In the past 16 years, this event has raised a total of $3,977,899!


Top Individual Fundraisers

Gary Evangelista – $6,126

Robert Higgins – $5,906

Don Rambo – $5,778

Top Team Fundraisers

Vallen’s Victors: Camden Collingswood Police MS Happy Hour – $30,065

AlohAvengers – $24,518

Salem County FOP Lodge 6 – $19,164

Special thanks to our plungers, donors, sponsors, law enforcement, Wildwood Convention Center, and everyone else who made this event possible!

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