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.

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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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