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 more than 25,000 athletes statewide.

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About Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside

The Polar Bear Plunge at 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 Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside.

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Plunge Goal

$1,656,782
OF OUR $2,000,000 GOAL
83%

Plunge Leaderboard

Individual Leaders

Amount Raised: $25,101
Goal: $100
Amount Raised: $22,378
Goal: $22,500
Amount Raised: $13,097
Goal: $7,500

Team Leaders

Amount Raised: $75,496
Goal: $70,000
Amount Raised: $66,601
Goal: $50,000
Amount Raised: $61,051
Goal: $65,000

The Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside 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 Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside. 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