The time to get “freezin’ for a reason” is almost here! Join Big Joe Henry, February 25, as he broadcasts live from the Spicy Cantina in Seaside Heights for the 2017 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 BIG money for Special Olympics New Jersey.

Last year over 6,000 swimmers took the icy waters to help raise money for Special Olympics NJ. Together, we raised over $1.7 million in 2016, 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 24th annual Polar Bear Plunge, 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!

If you would like to be a part of this great cause, online registration is open until midnight of Feb. 21. For more information about Special Olympics NJ or just to donate, visit

Here's a video from last year when Big Joe welcomed the crowd as the 2016 plungers await the countdown.

And here we go!

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