The Long Beach Polar Bear Club
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The Polar Bears are motivated by camaraderie, a touch of madness and a common goal: To honor the memory of Paulie Bradley and to keep his young spirit alive in others.
Please join us on February 7, 2016, for the Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash benefiting Make-A-Wish Metro New York. Swimmers will meet at Riverside Beach, Long Beach, New York (between Riverside Blvd. and Broadway). The fun starts at 12:30 pm, culminating with the ocean plunge at 1:30 pm.
The 17th Annual Super Bowl Splash is held in honor and loving memory of young Paulie Bradley, who passed away at the age of 4 before being able to receive his wish. Through their annual, community-driven Super Bowl Splash, the Long Beach Polar Bears have helped to make hundreds of heartfelt wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions come true. They have raised over $4.8 million since the first jump in 2000.
Over the past 16 years, the event has inspired thousands of caring and daring people to jump into the ocean for a good cause. Former wish kids, Make-A-Wish volunteers, staff and board members are signed up to join the jump. During last year's Super Bowl Splash, over 10,000 people were on the beach and $528,000 was raised to grant the wishes of kids with life-threatening medical conditions.
For more information on how to participate, sponsor a Polar Bear or a Polar Bear team, please visit http://superbowlsplash.kintera.org/.