Jump in and feel the love!

Join us for another amazing year for a great cause.


About The Plunge

Fundraising Expectations: In order to participate in the event you must raise at least $100

You may request a fundraising packet by email jenny@joandancyandpals.org – please include your mailing address and phone number – or contact Jenny @ 732.450.2677. Better yet – you can register through our online registration.

The more each plunger raises, the more great prizes they get!

$100 – T- Shirt
$500 – T-shirt plus hoodie
$1,000 – All of the above plus blanket
$2,000 – All of the above plus Custom Jacket

All items come with the exclusive Valentine Plunge logo – big time bragging rights!

Prizes will be awarded to:

  1. Individual who raises the largest amount of money
  2. Team that raises the largest amount of money
  3. Most Creative Costume – Team
  4. Most Creative ALS T-shirt – Team or Individual
  5. Most money raised by an individual under 18

In order to receive your swag and be eligible for prizes, you must check in at registration with either a completed registration form or your online contributor list showing the total raised.

Plunging as a Team or Individual:
If you are a solo plunger and want to register as an individual, indicate that you will be plunging as an individual when you register. If you would like to take the Plunge with your friends, simply come up with a team name. Each person registering online must register as an individual on the team page or if you’re registering with the brochure, make sure your team name is listed. No matter how you register, all plungers still need to raise the minimum $100 to participate.

What to Wear:
We suggest outer clothing that is warm and can be changed into and out of easily. You may wear a bathing suit, wet suit or dry suit, and certainly no skinny-dipping! We strongly recommend you wear shoes into the water. You should leave your wallet, keys, valuables and jewelry with your guests or don’t bring them at all. Large women’s and men’s tents will be set up on the beach where you can dress down and back up again.

When + Where to turn in the money you have collected:

  1. Bring it to the pre-registration party at Leggett’s Sand Bar & Restaurant, 217 First Avenue in Manasquan on Friday, January 31st from 6-9pm. Turn in your money, collect your incentives and enjoy the evening!
  2. Bring it to the Plunge day registration at Leggett’s Sand Bar – Saturday, February 1st from 10-11:30am. Turn in your money, collect your incentives and get ready for the Big Plunge!

Event Schedule:
Pre-Plunge Party and Registration at Leggett’s – Friday, January 31st from 6 to 9 – join us for the 14th Annual Valentine Plunge Pre-Party! At the party you can register for the plunge, collect your incentives, learn more about ALS and enjoy great entertainment, food & drink specials.

Register the day of the Plunge, Saturday, February 1st – 10-11:30 am at Leggett’s Sand Bar & Restaurant, 217 First Avenue, Manasquan.

Team photos will be taken between 10:30 and 11:45 am on the south side of Leggett’s just prior to the plunge.

The Plunge Begins! – 12:00pm sharp!
The Plunge will take place at Main Beach Manasquan located at the end of Main Street. Spectators are welcome! Bring your friends and family for support! Let’s all have a great time for a great cause.

Post Party Activities – Enjoy Buffet and Drink Specials at:
Leggett’s Sand Bar & Restaurant, 217 First Avenue, Manasquan – Awards at 1:30 pm.

Other Plunge Parties are at The Salty Whale, 390 East Main Street, Manasquan & Reef and Barrel, 153 Sea Girt Avenue in Manasquan.

Donate directly to the Joan Dancy and PALS Foundation at Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center, One Riverview Plaza,          P. O. Box 8157, Red Bank, NJ 07701

The Joan Dancy and PALS Foundation was formed in 2005 by Terry Magovern in honor of Joan Dancy, his late fiancé, after she succumbed to ALS. Our mission is to help people in our local communities afflicted with ALS by providing a better quality of life for them and their families.

Learn more about the Joan Dancy and PALS Foundation

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