Be Bold. Get Cold. Every year, thousands of brave plungers take these words to heart as they take an icy dip into the Atlantic Ocean.

The plunges are a great way for everyone – individuals, teams, organizations and businesses – to get involved in supporting Special Olympics New Jersey. All funds raised go towards programming and events for more than 25,000 athletes statewide.

Annual Plunge Events

Get freezin’ for a reason! Register for one of our polar plunge events.

Thanks4Giving Plunge


Plunge Season kicks off in November with the Thanks4Giving Plunge, in Asbury Park. This is the perfect chance for people who are too chicken to plunge during the winter to get involved in supporting the athletes from the Garden State.

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Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood


On January 13, plungers kicked off the New Year at the Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood. Kudos to all of our participants for ringing in 2018 with a bang!

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Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside


With more than 7,100 participants raising more than $2.2 million in 2018, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside continues to be our largest plunge. This year saw the 25th anniversary of this monstrous fundraising event. We can’t wait to see what the next 25 years brings!

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Contact Us

For information on the Polar Bear Plunges, contact pbpinfo@sonj.org.