With an appropriate slogan of "freezin' for a reason", thousands will splash through the surf in Seaside Heights this coming Saturday (Feb 24) to raise money for a great cause!

Saturday's Polar Bear Plunge is the 25th anniversary of the event that's raising money for Special Olympics New Jersey.

In a press release, organizers say that they're expecting around 7,000 participants to disrobe and dive into the icy Ocean County water, whose temperature this time of year is in the low 40s.

One of the biggest fundraisers in the area, organized by the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey, the Polar Bear Plunge is expected to raise around $1.8 million.

If you haven't had a chance to register, not to worry! Walk-up registrations are welcome. The walk-up registration fee is $125 and the registration tables will open at 9am.

As an event that always attracts a lot of people for a great cause, It's also worth keeping in mind that the Route 37 construction on the Mathis Bridge will cause delays, so if you're planning to head to Seaside on Saturday it's a good idea to both head out early and consider an alternate route.

You can see a lot more about the great things that Special Olympics NJ is doing by clicking here to check out their Facebook page, and you can see a lot more pictures of people "freezin' for a reason" on their official Instagram page here!


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