Students take to the surf for the "Second Annual Polar Bear Plunge" in Sea Bright.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Julie Kirsh
Monday, February 13, 2012
Intrepid souls took to the water for the “Second Annual Polar Bear Plunge” held at Sea Bright Public Municipal Beach. Twenty-five plungers – for lack of a better word – braved 44-degree water temperatures in an effort to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House of Long Branch (RMH/LB). “It was really cold – but it was worth it for a good cause. I’ll do it again for the RMH,” said Alec Burke, of Sea Bright. The plunge was hosted by the Junior Board of Ronald McDonald House, comprised of 13 juniors from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH), Rumson, and one student from Manalapan Englishtown Middle School. Co-chairs of the event were Emily Hays and Ben Sherman, Fair Haven, both juniors at RFH. “The Junior Board is a good thing to be …
Four RFH students joined with the Fair Haven Business Association for an event on Dec. 10 to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Branch.
Four Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School students have created an event that will allow holiday shoppers to raise money for a great cause by purchasing gifts locally. Local businesses in Fair Haven will donate a portion of their sales on Saturday, December 10 and/or give monetary donations to the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) of Long Branch. Sarah Delaney, member of the RMH Junior Board, said Fair Haven is a perfect fit for their fundraiser. “Our community has always been really supportive of our efforts and I feel like a lot of people don’t even realize that the house in Long Branch is right in our back yard. This event really demonstrates how generous our community is while it also spreads awareness about the great mission the house has…