PHOTOS: Over 900 Participate in Wildwood’s Polar Bear Plunge

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On Saturday, over 900 gathered to brave frigid water and air temps for the Wildwood Polar Bear Plunge, benefitting Special Olympics New Jersey. At plunge time, on-land thermometers read just 35 degrees (though, the unencumbered wind certainly made it feel much colder), while the water reading tallied a balmy 37. In all, plungers raised over $188,000 for the cause.

Check out our photos of the madness below. (Note: Crazy costumes are extremely encouraged.) And if you’re feeling inspired, make a date for February 22nd, when the Polar Bear Plunge will remount in Seaside Heights, New Jersey.




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  • NJres

    Looks like all the fatties came out of hibernation. Seriously people, gym memberships.