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 thousands of athletes statewide.


Early Bear ($100 minimum): September – December 31

Now I’m Ready Bear ($110 minimum): January 1 – January 31

Better Late Than Never Bear ($120 minimum): February 1 – February 17

Almost Missed It Bear ($125 minimum): February 18 – February 24

Please note that all plungers must meet the minimum fundraising amount by the time they check-in for the event.

When you register, there is a $25 registration fee. The good news is that the $25 registration fee counts toward the total fundraising minimum. So, the additional funds you need to raise are in addition to the $25 registration fee.

We encourage you to start your fundraising efforts early, reach out to your network, and raise funds to support our cause. Your contributions will significantly impact the community and those we serve.

The Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside maybe a fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics New Jersey, but it’s also a life changer for the athletes and their friends, families, and communities.

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