SAINT JAMES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
POLAR PLUNGE 2022
The Polar Plunge has been changed to March 5th!
Check back regularly for updated information regarding the Plunge!
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 15th annual Polar Plunge event and there will be over 20 Catholic schools and 1000 participants.
Where is the Polar Plunge?
The Polar Plunge will be held in Sea Bright, NJ, at the Municipal Beach.
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 .
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 March 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?
Check back for information regarding how to sign up/register as a plunger or to sponsor a friend or student. Businesses may use the Coroporate Sponsorship form and their business logo or business name will be placed on our commemorative banner* that we will display on Peter’s Place.
* Please note the deadline for the Corporate Sponsorships is February 16th. While we will welcome corporate donations/sponsorships after this date, unfortunately, requests to display business logos/name cannot be accepted after the 16th.
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.