The Long Beach Polar Bear Club
The 17th Annual Long
Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash
Smashes $5 Million Mark in
Support of Make-A-Wish
With mid-day temperatures in the high 40’s, thousands of enthusiastic community members from Long Beach and beyond hit the waves on February 7 for the 17th annual Long Beach Polar Bear Super Bowl Splash, benefiting Make-A-Wish.
An estimated 20,000 people, many in sea-themed or super hero costumes, thronged the boardwalk and sands of Long Beach to cheer on the spirited swimmers, support this worthy cause and have fun. The event raised over $450,000 (with contributions still coming in) to grant the wishes of area children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since its inception as a fundraising event in 2000, the Long Beach Polar Bears Super Bowl Splash has raised over $5.2 million for Make-A-Wish.
Polar Wear Update: All orders are in the mail or are ready to be picked up at Evan.
The address is;
54 South Long Beach Road
Friday 10 am to 4 pm. Saturday 10 am to 2 pm.
The Polar Bears are motivated by camaraderie, a touch of madness and a common goal: To honor the memory of Paulie Bradley and to keep his young spirit alive in others.
The Annual Super Bowl Splash is held in honor and loving memory of young Paulie Bradley, who passed away at the age of 4 before being able to receive his wish. Through their annual, community-driven Super Bowl Splash, the Long Beach Polar Bears have helped to make hundreds of heartfelt wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions come true.