Posted by: sonewjersey | October 25, 2010

Participate in our first ever SONJ Polar Bear Plunge Facebook Video Contest!


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For those of you who aren’t quite sure what a Polar Bear Plunge is:

The Polar Bear Plunges for Special Olympics New Jersey are fundraising events in which participants pledge $100 or more to take a brazen romp into the chilly waters of the Atlantic Ocean in the middle of Winter. Crazy? We think so. And we know lots of folks who agree … and who still take the Plunge for Special Olympics New Jersey year after year.

This year, we’re adding something new to the mix… we want to know what YOU do to prepare for the Plunge that you’re taking!  We’re asking anyone who is participating in a SONJ Plunge this year to submit a video, telling us what you do to prepare for your Plunge!  It’s got to be funny, but it’s also got to be family friendly… anything that’s submitted that is not, will not be approved to go up on our Facebook Page for voting. 

Rules and Regulations:

  • No shorter than 30 seconds, no longer than 2 minutes.
  • Keep in family friendly, anything deemed inappropriate will be disqualified.
  • Make it funny!  The more creative, the better!
  • We will post the videos under the “Video” tab of our Facebook Fan Page ( .
  • People can vote for the videos by pressing “Like”.
  • There will be ONE winner for EACH Plunge.

To submit a video:

  • Go to
  • Add the video file.
  • Type in as the Friend’s E-Mail Address.
  • Type in your E-Mail Address.
  • In the message section, include your name, your team (if you’re in one), and the Plunge you are participating in.
  • Send away!

Deadlines for each Plunge’s videos:

  • Thanks4Giving Plunge: November 6th
  • Wildwood Plunge: December 25th
  • Seaside Heights Plunge: February 5th  

The winner for the Thanks4Giving Plunge will be announced November 20th . The winner for the Wildwood Plunge will be announced January 8th, and the winner for the Seaside Heights Plunge will be announced February 19th.  Each winner will receive a Polar Plunge Prize Package, their video will be featured on our YouTube page, and will be posted on our blog!

We hope to see some awesome videos!  Good luck to everyone!


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