(VIDEO) 4,000 Plungers Raise Over $1 Million in Long Branch Polar Bear Plunge

The annual event was moved from Seaside Heights because of Hurricane Sandy

Over 4,000 people participated in today's 20th annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics New Jersey in Long Branch.

Over $1 million was raised by the event which was moved from Seaside Heights to Pier Village this year because of the devastation that area suffered at the hands of Hurricane Sandy.

This is the first year the event has been held in Long Branch, and it is unknown whether or not it will return to the city next year

If you have any photos or videos from today's plunge, please upload them to the article or send them to christopher.sheldon@patch.com

shannon February 23, 2013 at 11:55 PM
Ummm, yeah, I'd want my money back....dipping your toes in is not considered a "plunge!" If you're going to do it....then do it! Nice amount of money raised though...kudos!
Popeye February 24, 2013 at 02:14 AM
Shannon and Bob...Did you two do it...If not zip it ! I did and most everyone I was with and from what I saw went all the way in. Must be nice to sit in your house...heated I might add...and comment on stuff you know nothing about.
Joe February 24, 2013 at 12:13 PM
I also participated and didn't see anybody toe dipping,just the opposite .It was a great day and cause !!
Dame Bridgid February 24, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Brrrrr, I just have to say this. Your hearts must be the warmest ones I have ever seen! Lots of Popsicles (Momsicles, Brosicles, Sisicles, & Friendsicles, ect.). Well done! Three cheers for these hearty "Polar Bears"!!!


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