Special Olympics NJ Polar Bear Plunge
Dateline: ?1:00 P.M., Saturday, February 25, 2012. Here I am in Seaside Heights standing on the beach in the Plunge Zone.
The weather is windy wintry 44 degrees with flurries. ?Brr.
I came out to support the law enforcement, the Law Enforcement Torch Run, volunteers, and most of all the entries into the 19th Annual Polar Bear Plunge. ?My job is to take pictures of my first born who?is one of the all wet participants.
For non-profit?Special Olympics New Jersey, the PBP the premier winter event and its success in raising??awareness and funding is better every year. ?In 2011 ?SONJ it?raised ?over $1.3 million with Seaside mustering $1,125,3989 ?and Wildwood another $205,353. That money went to 22,000 Special Olympics athletes here in this state. ?FYI: ?In 2011 more than $2.7 was raised by?Polar Bear Plunges across America.
Everyone is having fun waiting to jump into the COLD 44 degree Atlantic. ? I am getting to see lots of characters. ?The Polar Plunge Bear, Tigger, Captain America are in the crowd. ?I am proud of all the kind, charitable, ?people here who are making a difference and showing just how much people care.
I’m here for my daughter Bunny, my grandson Pooh, 5,976 plungers, and for the world’s largest sports organization dedicated to helping disabled children and adults. Another FYI: ?Truly humanitarian Special Olympics involves 3.7 million athletes on 170 countries. ?I donated already. ?It’s not too late for you to yet. Click here to visit the Special Olympics Polar Bear Plunge donation page. ? ?Thanks.