Whether you want to earn bragging rights, get some cool swag or just help out Special Olympics New Jersey as much as you can, our incentive program is your way to get your hands on some Plunge gear.
As you hit fundraising milestones, you’ll earn the items below which are cumulative – and help out Special Olympics New Jersey even more…win-win! So the more money you raise, the more cool items you will receive.
$100 – $299
$300 – $499
$500 – $999
$1,000 – $2,499
Sweatpants and Long Sleeve Shirt
$2,500 – $4,999
Coleman Backpack Cooler
$5,000 – $9,999
Choice of custom embroidered jacket
$10,000 – $19,999
$20,000 and up
*Please note all incentive colors and styles are subject to change based on availability.
ALL PLUNGERS must raise the minimum based on their registration date. If plunging as a team, all team members are still required to raise at least the minimum. The minimum fundraising amount will get each plunger the first incentive item, Polar Bear Plunge Hoodie. To qualify for incentives, all donations need to be received by the time you check in on the day of the Plunge. Donations will be accepted through April; however, anything received after Saturday, February 26, will not be included in your incentive total.
We do not sell any of our Plunge incentives because we feel it is a privilege for those who participate and have earned the various incentive levels. If we do have a large number of incentives left at the end of the season, we'll make the items available online. We do have separate souvenirs that are available for anyone to purchase at the Plunge.
You will receive all incentives up to the $1000 level at check-in on plunge day. All incentives at the $2,500 level and above will be mailed 2 - 4 weeks after the plunge, to the address provided at registration. Should you not attend the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside, you are responsible for picking up any incentives that you've earned or arranging for them to be shipped to you at an additional cost.
Plungers cannot change their incentive after the event. Incentives are given out based on what your fundraising total is on the day of the plunge. Any funds turned in after the plunge will still go towards your fundraising total, but will not change your incentive.
Yes, each team member is required to raise the $100 minimum to receive the plunge hoodie and participate.
If you still have questions about the Plunge, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.