Toms River Police Department Raises $15,000 for Special Olympics at Annual Polar Bear Plunge

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – On Saturday temperatures were frigid and the Atlantic Ocean was even colder, but that didn’t stop members of the Toms River Police Department’s plunge team from taking the plunge.

The Toms River Police Department team was able to raise nearly $15,000 to benefit the New Jersey Special Olympics.

“Thank you to everyone who donated and supported our TRPD team for the Polar Bear Plunge this weekend,” the department said. “Together they raised almost $15,000 for the amazing athletes of Special Olympics in New Jersey.”

The NJ Polar Plunge said the event was a success and their fundraising goals were met.

“The Polar Bear Plunge came back to Seaside Heights in a big way,” the organization said in a statement. “Thank you to everyone involved including the plungers, donors, sponsors, organizers, law enforcement, medical teams, volunteers, and the city of Seaside Heights! We hit our goal and everyone left with a smile (some colder than others).”