Thank you to the 7,161 plungers at the 25th annual Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside who helped us raise a record-breaking $2.12 million! These funds will help ensure that Special Olympics New Jersey athletes continue to participate in athletic training and competition completely free of charge.

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About Seaside Polar Bear Plunge

The Seaside Polar Bear Plunge Seaside is so much more than an icy dip into the Atlantic Ocean. Special Olympics New Jersey provides year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities and health screenings to more than 25,000 athletes. All of these programs and services are always completely FREE thanks to fundraising events like the Seaside Plunge.

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Plunge Goal

$2,208,301
OF OUR $1,800,000 GOAL
123%

Plunge Leaderboard

Individual Leaders

Amount Raised: $34,501
Goal: $100
Amount Raised: $26,548
Goal: $20,000
Amount Raised: $26,274
Goal: $25,000
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Team Leaders

Amount Raised: $103,366
Goal: $90,000
Amount Raised: $65,787
Goal: $50,000
Amount Raised: $41,500
Goal: $40,000
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The Seaside Polar Bear Plunge may be a fundraiser for the athletes of Special Olympics New Jersey, but it's also a life changer for the athletes and their friends, families and communities.

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Where Do Funds Go?

Special Olympics New Jersey provides year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities and health screenings to more than 25,000 athletes. All of these programs and services are always completely FREE thanks to fundraising events like the Wildwood Polar Bear Plunge. Check out the chart below for a glimpse at how your dollars make a real impact!

$25 - Cost of ten Special Olympics gold medals
$25

Cost of ten Special Olympics gold medals

$50 - Sends one athlete to Fall Games
$50

Sends one athlete to Fall Games

$100 - Provides one adaptive bowling ramp
$100

Provides one adaptive bowling ramp