Giving Back

Ritter Avenue Residents Take the Plunge for Special Olympics

February 24, 2014 at 3:35 AM

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – The Ritter Avenue Plungers joined thousands of volunteers to take the 2014 Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights New Jersey.  The Polar Bear Plunge each year raises funds for the New Jersey Special Olympics.

The Ritter Avenue Plungers are residents from Ritter Avenue in South Plainfield.  Many of the Ritter Ave Plungers have been doing the annual Polar Bear Plunge pilgrimage for years.  The group helped raise over $2,500.00 towards the Special Olympics.  The day’s events raised over $1.1 million.

The Plungers could not have asked for better weather.  It was a sunny day with temperatures rising into the 50s.  The water temperatures hovered in the mid 30s.   The water temperatures could not cool down the Ritter Aveenue Plungers.  Ritter Aveenue Plunger and South Plainfield Police Lieutenant Wendell Born had this to say of the day’s activities: “The weather was great, the water was cold, but the company and the cause could not be any better.”

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Below is a listing of the Ritter Avenue Plungers: 

Deleaney Born, Chris Born, Wendell Born, Quinn Milane, Joe Milane, Chris Cieszkiewicz, Erica Cieszkiewicz, Haley Olsen, Ryan Berardi, Brian Berardi, Katelyn Luster, Brandon Luster, Angela Sanchez, Antonio Martinez, Shannon Kistner, and Ralph Kistner.

 

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South Plainfield

The Athlete of the Week Joe Sacco Wrestling

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