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PHOTOS: 2012 Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights

Check out our gallery, or add your photos, for today's big event

With more than 6,000 participants in this year's Plunge in Seaside Heights for Special Olympics of New Jersey, the variety of folks who plunged into the Atlantic Ocean today ranged from a troop of Waldos, to men in dapper three-piece suits.

We spotted firefighters from Hazlet taking a dip in their helmets. Superheroes galore. A 100-plus team of Mardi Gras celebrants.

They all emerged from a dip on a windy February day that even had scattered flurries.

Did we take your picture today? Check out our gallery. You can add some pictures of your own, and share your costumes and plunge photos to this gallery.

VICTOR FINAMORE February 26, 2012 at 11:27 PM
It was an eventful day, from the Nj PBA, Nj101.5 "Big- Joe", local Businesses including the charity event - Special Olympics of Nj it's self - it was great to be apart of a worthy cause. Friends of mine who all participated along with myself - had raised a little over $3,500.oo est.; However - It was nice to have met a couple of people who raised $15,000.oo and another person who raised $28,000.00 - A big "Congraduations !!" - To them who did very well in their efforts..!! :)
Kara February 27, 2012 at 01:04 AM
We raised a LOT of money for the great cause ... I was just saying there wasn't any pics of our cool costumes! We had fun all in all
KMC February 27, 2012 at 02:08 AM
As a parent of someone who participates in Special Olympics-Thank you!
Catherine Galioto February 27, 2012 at 07:47 AM
Hi Kara! If you have any pics of your own, you are welcome to add them to the gallery. Go for it and congrats on the costumes and plunge.
I B buggin February 27, 2012 at 04:18 PM
Why not? Cute....

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