It should be downright balmy for the 11th annual Polar Bear Plunge in Wildwood this weekend. Temperatures are forecasted to be in the mid-40s.
The frigid fundraiser will again be held on the beach near the Wildwood Convention Center and benefits Special Olympics New Jersey. The non-profit organization provides free sports training, competitions and health screenings to 25,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities. Last year’s Wildwood Plunge raised $375,000.Participants need to raise at least $100 to plunge ($125 day of event), some of which can be off-set by pledge donations from others. Groups of 10 or more can also participate as a team (groups must register by Jan. 10). Individuals can register online until Jan. 10 or register in-person on the day of the event. Registration and check-in for the event is from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.The plunge takes place promptly at 1 p.m. All plungers (and children under 12) can enjoy a free lunch after the plunge.Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, N.J.