Share your Plunge Stories!
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The best Plunge stories we hear are from our Bears themselves. And yet we know, we don’t even hear half of them.
That’s why we’ve created this page. It’s an opportunity for our Bears to tell their stories: Why they plunge? How they started? What keeps them going? Who they plunge with? And many other interesting tidbits.
What makes a story good enough for this page? Simple - no true story will be turned down. It might be edited, but it will be told.
Story added Feb. 16, 2012
My name is Amber Napolitano and the 2012 Lewes Polar Bear Plunge was my grandfather's and my 10th year plunging. This year was awesome because we got a big group with us that consisted of our family. My grandmother Joan and my boyfriend, Kevin Attix, were our towel holders and they did a really good job at that. Especially Kevin. After the plunge had taken place we were about to head back to our hotel room with my whole family on the beach, including Kevin's mother, brother, sister-in-law, and nephew. When I turned around Kevin grabbed my hand and looked at me like he had never done before. He dropped to his knee and asked me to marry him. Of course I said, "yes." He made me the happiest polar bear on the beach. I will never forget my 10th year plunging and the day that my life changed.
Story added Feb. 7, 2012
My parents and neighbors have been doing the plunge for years now. I believe a few are close to their 15-year mark. I always hear the stories from them and how much fun they have coming down for the weekend and taking the ice cold dip into the Atlantic Ocean. Well, this was my first year and I had a blast. It made me feel so good being part of something that is so big and I'm glad that I could be part of this record-breaking year. Before and after the plunge I was absolutely freezing, but I do not regret it one bit and look forward to many more years of my participation as well as doing what I can to get more people involved in the bigger cause of the event.
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