Sand angels set new world record, raise $30k for charities

Photo courtesy of OceanFirst Bank.

Photo courtesy of OceanFirst Bank.

More than 1,600 “Sandy Angels” raised $30,000 for charities at the Jersey Shore on Saturday.

The participants in the event hosted by OceanFirst Bank simultaneously made sand angels on a Seaside Park beach, breaking a Guinness World Record set in June 2017.

1,387 set a new record for simultaneous sand angels at Lake Michigan beach in Ludington, Michigan. The previous record was set in England in 2015, when 352 participated.

OceanFirst Foundation and New Jersey Natural Gas donated $10 each for the first 1,500 registrants, who each contributed $5 to participate.

Saturday’s event, held on the eve of the five year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, will benefit Ocean County Long Term Recovery and the Salvation Army.

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