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.

Register for Thanks4Giving Plunge

Wildwood Polar Bear Plunge


Plungers will kick off the New Year at the Wildwood Polar Bear Plunge. Join us on January 13, 2018 as brave jumpers from around the state take the challenge!

Register for Wildwood Plunge

Seaside Polar Bear Plunge


With almost 7,000 participants raising more than $1.9 million in 2017, the Seaside Plunge continues to be our largest plunge. This year is sure to be even bigger as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Seaside Polar Bear Plunge. Join us on February 24, 2018 for your last chance of the plunge season to take the challenge and help us make the biggest plunge ever!

Register for Seaside Plunge

Contact Us

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