2019 Wildwood Polar Plunge a Success!

It was a cold 35 degrees today when Wildwood Polar Plungers took to the waters in support of New Jersey’s Special Olympics. The annual Polar Plunge drew in over 1,000 people who braved the cold winter weather and almost freezing temperatures to support an amazing cause.

For those who do not know what the Wildwood Polar Plunge is, it is a family-friendly event benefiting more than 25,000 athletes of the New Jersey Special Olympics where plungers donate money to take a plunge in the freezing Atlantic Ocean.

As the numbers are still being counted, we are told that the overall amount raised for the event, since it was first introduced, hit over 3 million dollars for the New Jersey Special Olympics. It seems that every year more and more are turning out for the Wildwood Polar Plunge.

This year there were so many awesome costumes and themes worn by the polar plungers. From Bananas to Mummers everyone looked amazing and had a fantastic time.

We went ahead and filmed the Wildwood Polar Plunge from a few different angles for you to enjoy from your warm couches!

Below is a drone video and the Facebook live video. We will have a recap of the event going up online on Monday!

About The Author

My name is Joey Contino. I am a big lover of anything Wildwood. I have lived and worked in Wildwood my whole life. I worked jobs from working on the beach renting umbrellas and chairs to being a supervisor at Morey's Piers. Wildwood is my life and my home!

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