Posted by: sonewjersey | December 3, 2009

SONJ Law Enforcement Fundraising Ranked #2 in the World!

Special Olympics New Jersey Law Enforcement has raised $2,436,887.15 this year alone, making them #2 in the world (congrats to Special Olympics Maryland for being #1)! Each and every one of the events put on by SONJ’s Law Enforcement this year has been an absolute success, so why not share the successes?

  • The 26th Annual Law Enforcement Torch Run – 2,900 police officers carried the “Flame of Hope” a distance of over 900 miles for the opening of the 2009 Summer Games.
  • The 22nd Annual Lincoln Tunnel Challenge had record numbers of participants and set a new fundraising record for the event.
  • The 16th Annual Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights had 3,600 participants (a record for # of participants at this event)!
  • The 13th Annual Continental Airlines Plane Pull held at Continental Airlines at Newark Intl. Airport consisted of 42 teams (also, a record for # of participants)!
  • The 3rd Annual Motorcycle Skills, Ride & Show where 45 Motorcycle Officers entered the training competition, trophies were awarded to the top riders in each of six categories.
  • The 3rd Annual Polar Bear Plunge in Wildwood, held at Wildwoods Convention Center had 500 participants!

First Annual Events

  • 1st Annual Cuba Torch Run: 142 members of the military participated in this event, held Dec. 2008 at Guatanamo Bay, Cuba.

  • 1st Annual Chik’N’Plunge and Fest: 112 people participated in this event, held in Wildwood in August, 2009.

  • 1st Annual Thanks’4’Giving Plunge: Held at Crystal Lakes in Oakland, NJ this past Saturday (Nov. 28, 2009).  There were 61 Plungers, and over $15,000 was raised (with money still being counted) making this one of the most successful 1st time Plunges!


Fore more information on events put on by SONJ Law Enforcement check here:

SONJ Website:

Plunge Information:

Local Fundraising Events:




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