Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team Celebrates 200th 30-Minute Beach Cleanup Plus A Cold Dip in The Ocean

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Sat., Jan. 16, 2016: 200th consecutive month, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd and his Community Action Team have been hosting the monthly cleanup since June 1999. Approx. 100 volunteers of all ages attend to help rid the sand of debris, so our beach remains clean and safe. BeachCleanup.org

FREE PARKING: If you are attending the beach cleanup, you can park for free in the beachfront lot’s non-metered spaces closest to the street; 1 Granada Ave., 90803. MAP

Groups and individuals of all ages are invited to participate and support this monthly environmental clean-up effort. Additionally, students will receive a 1-hour volunteer service credit for their participation if they arrive at 9:35 a.m., and Scouts can receive credit toward merit badges. Also, any person in need of completing community service is invited to help out and receive service credit.

Bring the Entire Family

On-site refreshments provided by Duthie Power Services and Corner Bakery!

Dogs are welcome at Rosie’s Dog Beach during the cleanup.

For questions and details, contact Justin@JustinRudd.com

Every 3rd Sat. of each month at 10 a.m. at 1 Granada Ave.

• Free giveaways
• Trash bags
• Gloves
• Refreshments
• Volunteer Service Verification Forms
• Free parking when you enter the beach-front lot at 1 Granada Ave. Arrive 9:35 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Long Beach Polar Splash!
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 11 a.m., 5th-annual, next to Rosie’s Dog Beach, 1 Granada Ave. Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team (CAT) donates $5 or $10 to various schools and charities on behalf of every person that plunges into the Pacific, up to $2,000. Follows the beach cleanup.

FREE EVENT: Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.) will donate $5/per person to your charity/organization/school (up to $2,000) if each person in your group meets the following conditions:

NOTE: in order to receive any money, groups must have at least 20 people who do this exactly:

• the team’s leader must contact Justin@JustinRudd.com in advance to get the event details/rules
• at the time of registration, registrant must indicate the correct charity/organization/school name in the space provided
• must be parked and signed-in by 10 a.m., sharp (free parking), 1 Granada Ave., 90803
• must participate in the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup (free bags & gloves provided)
• must be in the team’s photo at 10:45 a.m. taken by Justin Rudd
• must get completely wet (including hair/head) during the Polar Splash
• must be in the team’s photo at 11:15 after everyone is wet
• no wet suits
• the event is free
• each must be registered at https://polarsplash2016.eventbrite.com by 6 p.m. on Fri., Jan. 15; can not add to the team after this time

Wear what you want! It can be in a nice costume, your jeans and t-shirt, your mittens and 2-piece bikini; your Speedo and parka; your board shorts and flip flops. It’s your choice. This is not a swimming event.

Footwear is fine to wear. No wet suits. Costumed encouraged. Bring your own towel. The water temp this time of year is approx. 55-59 degrees. Polar plunges and splashes happen this time of year all over the world.

These are causes that are championed by our hostesses for the day: Little Miss, Teen, Miss and Mrs. Long Beach and Southern California Cities. These ladies will also be donning their swimwear and gettin’ cold for their causes. Thanks ladies!

All ages are welcome. Those under 18 must have a parent/guardian present to participate or parental permission during registration. Dogs are welcome at Rosie’s Dog Beach, but we do not allow anyone to submerge a dog.


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