Religions and Spirituality

St. Francis Super Plunge XIII on February 5


BRANT BEACH, NJ - Super Plunge XIII is a fundraiser organized by St. Francis Community Center and the Swim Teams of Southern Regional High School.

This year's event will take place at the 48th Street Beach in the Brant Beach section of Long Beach Township on Sunday February 5 at 1:00 p.m.

The “Plunge” has become a popular community favorite during the winter doldrums on Long Beach Island.  The event grows in participation each year. 

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Pre-registration is required.  Registration will take place at the Community Center on Saturday February 4 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and on Sunday February 5 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. 

Registration forms can be picked-up in advance at the front desk of the Community Center, or printed from our website, and mailed to St. Francis Community Center, Attn: Super Plunge XIII, 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ  08008-3926. 

The fee is $30 per person on or before January 29 and $35 if registering after January 29.  The student registration fee is only $15 on or before January 29 and $20 after January 29. 

Participants are encouraged to seek sponsor donations in addition to their registration fee. The Sponsor forms can also be found on-line.

All registered participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt.  T-shirts will also be available to spectators for purchase after 12:00 PM on “Plunge” Day.

Wristbands will be issued to all participants and must be worn at time of the plunge.

Plungers should bring with them their courage, bathing suit, towels, blankets and whatever else is needed to warm-up after the ocean dip.  Costumes of all kinds are also encouraged.  

There will be post-plunge festivities back at the Community Center immediately following the plunge.  Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and goodies will be served to help warm-up everyone, and prizes will be awarded:  youngest plunger, oldest plunge, best costume, most funds raised overall and more!

For more information call the Community Center at 609-494-8861 or visit:

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