Each year, the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside challenges thousands of brave jumpers from around the state. It's a great way for everyone--individuals, teams, organizations and businesses--to get involved supporting Special Olympics New Jersey. All funds raised go towards programming and events for thousands of athletes statewide.



About Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside


“Early” Bear ($100 minimum): September – December 31

“Now I’m Ready” Bear ($110 minimum): January 1 – January 31

“Better Late Than Never” Bear ($120 minimum): February 1 – February 19

“Almost Missed it” Bear ($125 minimum): February 20 – February 26

Event Information

Plunge Goal

OF OUR $1,800,000 GOAL

Plunge Leaderboard

Individual Leaders

Amount Raised: $42,872
Goal: $100
Amount Raised: $37,645
Goal: $25,000
Amount Raised: $23,068
Goal: $23,000
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Team Leaders

Amount Raised: $76,517
Goal: $75,000
Amount Raised: $70,485
Goal: $70,000
Amount Raised: $67,382
Goal: $75,000
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The Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside maybe a fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics New Jersey, but it's also a life changer for the athletes and their friends, families, and communities.

How Funds Make a Real Impact

For over 50 years, Special Olympics New Jersey has provided year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities, and health screenings to more thousands of athletes. All of these programs and services are completely FREE of charge, thanks to fundraising events like the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside.  Look below for a glimpse at how these funds are making a real impact!

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