Polar Bear Plunge Raises More Than $325,000 for Special Olympics
Last weekend, the Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics New Jersey hosted their annual Polar Bear Plunge in Wildwood, where 1,042 people helped to raise more than $325,000. During the event, the water was a cool 37 degrees Fahrenheit and the air, with the wind chill, was about 30 degrees. The top fundraising team of the day was Salem County F.O.P. Lodge #6, who raised more than $36,000. Elizabeth Christopher was the top individual fundraiser, raising $6,623. This year, Special Olympics New Jersey and the Law Enforcement Torch Run will host one more Polar Bear Plunge on February 21st in Seaside Heights. Between the two Polar Bear Plunges, Law Enforcement Torch Run expects to raise more than $1.8 million for Special Olympics New Jersey. For more information on the Polar Bear Plunge at Seaside Heights or to make an online donation, visit www.njpolarplunge.org.