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Watch: 7,500 ‘Plunge’ in Seaside Heights, Raise $2M For Special Olympics

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Organizers of the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge estimated that about 7,500 people took the chilly dip into the ocean, braving water in the mid-30s and an air temperature of 42 degrees.

Fortunately, there was light winds Saturday, despite overcast skies. The cloudy day didn’t dampen the spirits of the thousands of plungers and tens of thousands of onlookers who came to support them – and spend the afternoon taking part in Seaside Heights’ first big celebration of the year.

Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Organizers were still tallying the final numbers from the day but confirmed that over $2 million was raised for Special Olympics New Jersey.

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Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Participants in the 2019 Seaside Heights Polar Plunge. (Photo: Daniel Nee)