Monday, January 8, 2018

Polar Bear Plunge set for this Saturday, January 13th


Special Olympics New Jersey returns to the Wildwoods to kick off 2018 with an icy plunge into the Atlantic Ocean during the annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, January 13 at 1 p.m., on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The Polar Bear Plunge is a FREE event for spectators to watch, but Plungers must raise $100 in pledges to participate in the event with all proceeds going to Special Olympics New Jersey. Early registration is available online by visiting

Additional registration and donations will be accepted on-site the day of the event.

The Wildwoods' Polar Bear Plunge is a family-friendly event benefiting more than 25,000 athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey. There are incentives based on the total funds raised, and special recognition will go to the person who raises the most money.

Check-in will take place from 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. inside the warm Wildwoods Convention Center before the event. Immediately following the Plunge, participants and children under the age of 12 can warm up and enjoy a free Plunge lunch inside the Wildwoods Convention Center. For those who are not participating in the plunge, lunch can be purchased for $10.

The night before the Plunge, Friday, January 12, Special Olympics New Jersey will host a Beef 'n Brrr Benefit at the Bolero Resort, located at 3320 Atlantic Avenue in Wildwood, from 7-11 p.m. A $20 donation will raise money for the event and includes roast beef sandwiches, salad, wings and draft beer, as well as a 50/50 raffle, live auction and live music. Everyone is invited and you do not need to be a participant in the Plunge to attend the Beef 'n Brrr Benefit.

The New Jersey Law Enforcement Torch Run is sponsoring the Wildwoods' Polar Bear Plunge and is comprised of Law Enforcement officers who volunteer and are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for Special Olympics. The Special Olympics Torch has become one of the most colorful aspects of the Special Olympics New Jersey Opening Ceremonies.

Year after year, the Wildwoods' Polar Bear Plunge continues to grow in popularity and is just one of the many FREE events to attend in the Wildwoods. Beat the winter blues by showing support for a worthy cause and come join in the excitement of the Polar Bear Plunge.

For additional information regarding Special Olympics New Jersey, visit

For additional information regarding the Wildwoods' Polar Bear Plunge, call 609-896-8000 or visit

For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit or call 800-992-9732.

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