MANASQUAN – A polar plunge at Main Beach in Manasquan on Jan. 13 helped raise $80,000 and lots of support for a local non-profit.
The 10th Annual Plunge at Main Beach brings together supporters of the LADACIN Network to raise money and support for the work that the non-profit does to better the quality of life for people with disabilities.
LADACIN has been providing educational, therapeutic, social, and residential support services to more than 3,500 individuals with complex physical and developmental disabilities for 10 years. This non-profit services those individuals with disabilities in Ocean and Monmouth Counties.
This event this year raised more than $80,000, increasing the total over the past10 years to $823,000. It was hosted by Leggett’s Sand Bar & Restaurant, as it has been for the past nine years.
Led to the beach by a US Marine Corps Color Guard and the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh of Belmar, 150 participants took a frigid plunge into the Atlantic. After the plunge, participants joined in a buffet lunch, a 50/50 raffle and a costume contest with prizes.
Joseph J. Russell, Jr. of Manasquan, Shareholder and Chair of the Family Law Department at Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P. A., Eatontown and Woodbridge, founded and coordinated the event. To learn more about LADACIN Network, visit ladacin.org or call LADACIN’s Director of Development, Luisa Vroman at 732-493-5900 ext. 266.