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About the Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge
Brigantine residents, merchants and visitors will celebrate New Year’s Day with the 16th annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event has grown from a local event into a major fundraising effort benefiting Fisher House, a top-rated charity that provides housing and transportation to wounded military members and their families.
Last year’s event had more than 1,000 swimmers, 9,000 spectators and raised more than $78,000 for Fisher House. The day’s events begin at 9:30 a.m. New Year’s Day with live music, refreshments, color guard and official merchandise for sale.
The plunge, which is free and open to the public, has become a popular tradition with both locals and visitors to Brigantine and takes place at noon. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes with prizes awarded to the best costumes. Brigantine’s own Mike Riordan will serve as master of ceremonies.
The swim is followed by a post-plunge party at the Laguna Grill 1400 Ocean Ave. Food will be available for purchase provided by Mad Dog Morgan as well as others. Adult & soft beverages will be available through Laguna Grill & Rum Bar.  There will be live entertainment furnished by the fabulous Billy Walton Band.  
The Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge raises funds through clothing and calendar sales, sponsorships and contributions. To contribute directly you may do so by check made out to “Fisher House” and mail it to:

Brigantine Polar Bear Committee
P.O. Box 1133 
Brigantine, NJ 08203