Do you think you have what it takes?

Matt Ryan so kindly put together the Polar Bear Plunge Guide for 2019 at the Jersey Shore but coming up is the biggest plunge at the shore by far -- the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside Heights.

If you think you have what it takes to fundraise for the Special Olympics New Jersey and can jump in the freezing cold Atlantic to support the cause, here is what you need to know.

**PS: I have done a Polar Bear Plunge and I strongly recommend either layering up or maybe pregaming a bit? lol 

When is it happening?

It is happening on February 23rd and you can begin to arrive and prepare at 9:00 AM.

Where is it happening?

The address is 50 Blaine Avenue, Seaside Heights

Where does the money go?

All the proceeds will be donated to the Special Olympics New Jersey who provides year-round sports training, competition, leadership opportunities and health screenings to more than 25,000 athletes. All of these programs and services are completely FREE thanks to fundraising events just like this Polar Bear Plunge!

Want to know how your dollars make a real impact? Take a look.

$25.00 - the cost of ten Special Olympics gold medals

$50.00 - the cost of sending one athlete to the Fall Games

$100.00 - the cost of providing one adaptive bowling ramp

What is the registration schedule? 

Online registration deadline must be completed before 9:00 AM on February 18th. After this day, participants must wait to register on site on the day of the plunge.

From January 1st to 31st, there is a $25 registration fee and a $110 fundraising minimum to plunge

From February 1st to 18th, there is a $25 registration fee and a $120 fundraising minimum to plunge

On site Registration: you can register the day of for $125 but you will not be able to be added to a team

What is the schedule for the day of the plunge? 

9:00 AM - Check-in Opens

1:00 PM - Plunge

What should I bring?

Most of these things are optional but bring what you will need to deal with the cold water. Suggestions include a towel, aquatic shoes, duffel bag for the wet clothes, dry replacement clothes and of course, ENERGY!

Click HERE for more information on the plunge and to see how much has been fundraised so far!

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