Po­lar Bears ready to take New Year’s Day plunge

The Advance of Bucks County - - FRONT PAGE - By Petra Ch­es­ner Sch­lat­ter

iANdHORNE – It’s that time of year again.

On New Year’s Day, Jan. 1, 2013 at 12 p.m. the At­lantic City Po­lar Bears will make its an­nual plunge into the At­lantic City Ocean, in front of Re­sorts Casino, At­lantic City, N.J.

“We ‘swim’ dressed in beach at­tire whether there is rain, sleet, snow and hail,” said Mike Kahlen­berg of ianghorne, pres­i­dent of the po­lar bears.

Each per­son who jumps into the chilly ocean will re­ceive a com­mem­o­ra­tive fin­isher’s cer­tifi­cate.

“In honor of our 22th an­nual plunge, we en­cour­age peo­ple to pro­mote the Po­lar Bear Club to friends and fam­ily, to make this the strong­est at­tended event yet,” he said.

“We also ask you to re­serve your ‘spot’ in the ocean as soon as pos­si­ble, by con­tact­ing me,” he said. “If enough peo­ple sign up from the Bucks County area, I can co­or­di­nate trans­porta­tion.”

To com­mem­o­rate their ‘warm’ hearts among chilly feet, the At­lantic City Po­lar Bears is en­cour­ag­ing its mem­bers to make a do­na­tion to this years’ char­ity -- Mul­ti­ple Sclero­sis As­so­ci­a­tion of Amer­ica (MSAA).

MSAA is a na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tion ded­i­cated to en­rich­ing the qual­ity of life for ev­ery­one af­fected by Mul­ti­ple Sclero­sis (MS). MSAA pro­vides on­go­ing sup­port and di­rect ser­vices to in­di­vid­u­als with MS and the peo­ple close to them.

To sign up for the plunge, call Mike Kahlen­berg at 215757-3564 (home) or 267566-4649 (cell), or send an e-mail to acpo­lar­bearclub@ com­cast.net or at­lantic­c­i­ty­po­lar­bearclub@com­cast.net

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