The annual tradition continues... the new hoodie for the 2022 Polar Bear Plunge at Wildwood has been revealed. Thanks to Becky, a Special Olympics New Jersey athlete, we get a great first look at the look and quality of the new plunge hoodie!
Each year there's a new hoodie to collect. Everyone who wants to plunge and raises/donates the minimum will receive this hoodie! This is just the first of many great plunge swag you can earn! Other items will be revealed soon!
Join us on January 15, 2022
Learn more and register at https://www.plungewildwood.org/
Shawn is a Special Olympics New Jersey athlete who has raised over $12,000 over the years by participating in the Polar Bear Plunge in Wildwood. Since the plunge is virtual in 2021, Shawn, with the help of some volunteers from the Wildwood Convention Center and local police and fire departments, took to the beach and did his plunge for all to enjoy!
Donate to Shawn's page: https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/3095062
More Information: https://www.plungewildwood.org/
Glenn Toepert and his son, Michael, talk about the importance of Special Olympics New Jersey and fundraising during the Polar Bear Plunges!
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!
Some people can’t believe that anyone would run into the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of winter, but we have photographic (and VIDEO!) proof that year after year, thousands of brave souls take on the challenge to benefit the athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. Take a look at photos from our past Plunges.