Schedule of Events for Schools
This week Run Event To Pump People Up For The Plunge!
Keep Posted on the Latest Plunge News:  aohplunge.blogspot.com
By Friday School Day End:  Collect as much money from your participants as possible in advance.
By Friday 6 PM:  Report your Plunge Collection Estimates for your School; The AOH Reward for hosting this Event is in knowing the success that this Opportunity has created.  Number of Plungers/Number of Dollars
Include:  Actual Money Collected, Money in Go Fund Me type accounts, Accounts Receivable
Registration Opens 10:30: 
Registration will be open to collect additional Pledges
Registration Closes:  12:30  
50/50 Pulled
Parade of Plungers:12:45 Line up
Bagpipers, Prayer, National Anthem, Parade To The Beach
On Beach Line Up 12:58
In Water 1:00
By 1:30 Representatives from each school should check with Registration for additional Pledges received
1:45 Announcement of School Collections
Please buy a 50/50, T-Shirt or otherwise donate to the Plunge to help the AOH defray the cost of hosting the event. Your support is appreciated.  This event costs the AOH approximately $5000.00 to host. Cost to the Schools is Zero.   
Have a great Day!!!
Jim Shaw
AOH Polar Plunge Chairman

High Tide 11:37 AM  1PM High Going Out
Current Water Temperature        60 F 
(Actual NOAA Temperature)
Weather Forecast 1/11                60 F
Sun Forecast 1/11                        Sunny
(Actual AccuWeather Forecast)
Wind Forecast                             No Wind
(I just made that up)

  • Wear Water Shoes, Old Sneakers or Some Footwear
  • Don’t Take Off Your Warm Clothing Too Early
  • Know Where Your Dry Clothing Will Be

Event Update

Thank you to our Sponsors, Sam Adams Beer, Uber Car, Sean Donlan Financial Advisor, Knights of Columbus 2858, Shamrock Stage Coach, RAT Radio and the GREAT GOTTS!

Thank you to McLoone’s for Hosting us again!

Thank you to the City of Long Branch for your excellent support and cooperation!

Thank you to all of my AOH Brothers and Families who helped with Plunge Day!

Thank you Mrs. Sharon Shaw for putting up with me!

The schools are still receiving Plunge Funds in.   Currently we are in the $140,000 range.  
Overall a great day for our Catholic Schools.   More Schools than ever 26!  The weather cooperated and it wasn’t that cold.  36 Air and 42 Water sounds cold, but  it was a warm sun and no wind.   I think the Farmer’s Almanac was pretty close to right.   God always Blesses us with the best day of the period.

All money received by the AOH has been sent to the Schools.

Still Learning:
The Parade of Plungers ended up as the Traffic Jam of Plungers, so that will be modified.

This is our second year the AOH has not collected the money from the Plungers.  It has a lot of advantages including getting you your money sooner and the AOH not having to count it all.   We have to fix the collection and reporting method.   We get some duplicate forms at Registration and it messes up the number.   For example:  a student reports $200 in school and then comes to Registration with a form for $200 with no money attached as if it was a new Registration.   With the wide use of Go Fund Me type account, it happens often that we are given forms with no money attached.   That’s fine, we want to eliminate double counting.


Academy of St. Paul – Ramsey
All Saints Regional Catholic School – Mantalokin
Mother Theresa Regional Catholic School – Atlantic Highlands
Our Lady of Victory – Sayreville
Sacred Heart – South Amboy
St. Aloyisius – Jackson
St. Bartholomew School – East Brunswick
St. Benedict’s – Holmdel
St. James – Red Bank
St. John Vianney – Colonia
St. Leo The Great – Lincroft
St. Mary’s – New Monmouth
St. Rose of Lima – Freehold
St. Peters – River Edge
St. Veronica’s – Howell

Bishop Ahr – Edison
Cardinal McCarrick – South Amboy
Christian Brothers Academy – Lincroft
DePaul Catholic – Wayne
Hudson Catholic – Jersey City
Mater Dei Prep – New Monmouth
Notre Dame – Lawrenceville
Red Bank Catholic – Red Bank
St. John Vianney – Holmdel

Hosting Division:  Division 2 Monmouth Middletown
Division 32 Bergen
Division 1 Mercer
Division 1 Middlesex South Amboy
Division 1 Monmouth Rumson
Division 16 Monmouth Belmar
Division 32 Monmouth Freehold