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Just Chillin': Seaside Heights Polar Bear Plunge 2012

Nearly 6,000 people participated in the plunge to benefit the Special Olympics of New Jersey

They came from West Windsor and West New York, Ocean County and Ocean Township. They came from as near as Seaside Heights and as far as Texas.

With water temperatures hovering right around 40 degrees and a strong wind blowing mist off the waves, nearly 6,000 plungers took turns dashing into the surf in Seaside Heights on Saturday.

Their willingness to get wet and cold resulted in donations of more than $1.4 million to benefit the Special Olympics of New Jersey thanks to this year's .

VICTOR FINAMORE February 25, 2012 at 11:37 PM
I had a great time !!! :)
Glenn February 26, 2012 at 04:49 AM
OMG $1.4M, GREAT JOB and THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
Daniel Nee February 26, 2012 at 05:04 AM
Me too! Didn't even feel too cold!
Jennifer February 26, 2012 at 10:51 PM
This event gets bigger and bigger every year! It's really such a great day and for an amazing cause. Once you try it, you're hooked!
Tracey February 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM
you all are brave and i am very happy and proud of your lovely plunge..ty to all of your 600 polar bears

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