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Polar Plunge 2023

SAINT JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

POLAR PLUNGE 2023

 

 

Schedule of Events - February 5, 2023

  • 12:30pm - Meet at the Sea Bright Municipal Lot - look for the SJS tent!
  • 1:00pm - Plunge into the ocean!
  • Immediately Following the Plunge -  
    • After Party at AOH Hall (for all schools' participating in the plunge), 12 State Route 36 East, Middletown or
    • SJS After Party at Dublin House, Red Bank

What is the Polar Plunge?
The Polar Plunge is an annual event sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Monmouth County, a Catholic men’s organization.  The purpose of the event is to raise money for Catholic schools. This year is the 17th annual Polar Plunge event and there will be over 19 Catholic schools and 1000 participants.

Who is the AOH?
The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) was founded in 1836 in New York City.  AOH is a Catholic men's organization dedicated to unity, charity, and friendship.  The Monmouth County Division 2 was founded in 1990.  In addition to the Polar Plunge for Catholic schools, the division is involved in many charitable events including Project Paul and the Wounded Warriors event.

Click here to learn more about the AOH:    www.njaohdiv2.org .

When and where is the Polar Plunge?
The Polar Plunge will be held on Sunday, February 5th, 2023, at 12:30pm, in Sea Bright, NJ, at the Municipal Beach.  

How does the event work?
The participating schools are responsible for raising their own money and 100% of all money raised goes back to the individual schools.  All initial fees and donation checks must be made out to Saint James Elementary School .
 
The participants (“plungers”) of the event raise pledge money in order to participate, similarly to how other fundraising walks or runs obtain pledges.  Participants need to raise a minimum of $50 from family and friends and then they have the pleasure of jumping into the ocean on a cold February Sunday (they can also pay for the pleasure out of their own pocket!).
 
If you do not want to dive into the ocean yourself, students, families and friends can pledge money to sponsor someone else or just make a donation to Saint James Elementary School.  
 
How do we sign up and register?
Download the registration/donation form  for each plunger or to sponsor a plunger, and return to the SJES Business Office.  A registration form must be completed for each plunger.  

Who do we contact if we have questions?
Feel free to contact the following individuals with any questions:

Kira Nelsen -  knelsen@mysaintjames.com
Marisa Saliga -   mkabasinskas@aol.com

How do I keep warm during the plunge?

Get your very own plush and woven SJS towel  here!  Orders are due by    December 5th-no exceptions!

 
 
 
Does the money I raise go toward my PTA committment?
The Polar Plunge and Jingle Bell Jackpot are the only two fundraisers that count toward your PTA commitment.  Every dollar raised by your family for the Polar Plunge counts towards your PTA commitment !
 

 

Legal Disclaimer:

I KNOW THAT A POLAR PLUNGE IS A POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ACTIVITY.   I SHOULD NOT ENTER OR PARTICIPATE UNLESS I AM MEDICALLY ABLE.   I AGREE TO ABIDE BY THE RULES AND DIRECTIONS OF THE PLUNGE SPONSORS.   I ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS PLUNGE INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE EFFECTS OF EXTREMELY COLD WATER AND TEMPERATURE ON MY BODY, FALLS AND THE RISKS OF ENTERING THE ATLANTIC OCEAN .   KNOWING THE RISKS I, MYSELF, AND ANYONE ENTITLED TO ACT ON MY BEHALF WAIVE AND RELEASE THE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS, ALL SCHOOLS, DONOVAN'S REEF, THE TOWN OF SEA BRIGHT AND ALL SPONSORS, REPRESENTATIVES AND THEIR SUCCESSORS FROM ALL CLAIMS OR LIABILITIES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN THIS EVENT OR CARELESSNESS OF THE PERSON NAMED IN THIS WAIVER.   IN ADDITION, I GRANT THE ORGANIZERS TO USE ANY PHOTOGRAPHS AND OTHER MEDIA OF THIS EVENT FOR LEGITIMATE PURPOSES.   I KNOW THAT THIS EVENT INVOLVES THE COLLECTION OF PLEDGES.   PERSONS UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN.