Brigantine Polar Bears are getting ready to plunge. Residents, merchants and visitors will celebrate New Year’s Day with the 14th annual Polar Bear Plunge. The event at our 14th Street beach, 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 $40,000 for Fisher House. This year’s goal is to raise $50,000. The day’s events begin at 11 a.m. New Year’s Day with live music, refreshments and color guard.
The plunge is free and open to the public and will take place at noon. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes with prizes awarded to the best costumes. Jim Craine; Atlantic City’s singing lifeguard, will again serve as master of ceremonies.