DENVILLE, NJ -- Denville's annual Polar Plunge will take place on Sat., Feb. 22, at Cooks Pond, located on 19 Entrance Way. Registration will start at 11:30 a.m., with the plunge scheduled for 1 p.m. According to the Polar Plunge GoFundMe webpage at, adults and children as young as 10 years old can participate.

The Polar Plunge is a community event organized by the Denville Recreation Department for the past four years. It first started as a fundraiser for Project Playground 2.0. With the completion of the new playground at Gardner Field, the Recreation Department selected another charity, Denville S.P.A.R.K., to support.

Denville S.P.A.R.K. (Supportive Parents Advocating for Our Kids) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting disabled children by providing healthy homes and opportunities for them to develop into independent adults.

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Since its inception, the Polar Plunge has raised more than $30,000, with more than 50 swimmers braving the icy waters and approximately 150 spectators cheering them on. This year's goal is $15,000.

“I hope we have a great turnout,” said Denville resident Tim Behrens, who volunteers as the plunge director.

“It's a fun unique event that everyone should do at least once in their lifetime. It's quite invigorating to participate in. I've jumped in twice! And we're benefiting a great cause, Denville S.P.A.R.K. It's also a great way to get out of the house in the winter and enjoy the cold.”

In addition to the plunge, participants and spectators will be treated to snacks and beverages. There also will be a DJ to keep things hopping on land.

To learn more about the Polar Plunge and how to register, visit the event’s Facebook page at To learn more about Denville S.P.A.R.K., visit


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