The time to get "freezin' for a reason" is almost here! Join Big Joe Henry as he broadcasts live from the Spicy Cantina in Seaside Heights for the 2016 Polar Bear Plunge! Big Joe will be playing Jersey's favorite hits on a "Back to the Beach Weekend" from 10 - 3 p.m., as we help raise money for Special Olympics New Jersey.

Last year over 6,000 swimmers took the icy dip to help raise money for Special Olympics. Together, we raised $1.7 million in 2015, setting a new Polar Bear Plunge record!  We're looking to do it again this year and set another new record!

To get you pumped up for the 23rd annual Polar Bear Plunge, you can check out the photo gallery above and a couple of cool videos from last year below. Let's get ready to party like it's 32 degrees! We look forward to you seeing you in Seaside Heights this weekend with NJ101.5 and Big Joe Henry!

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Here's a video of Big Joe providing the countdown for the swimmers waiting to take the plunge into the chilly waters.

A drone flying over the beach captured some amazing footage of the swimmers heading into the waters from the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge.


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