Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team Hosts Annual “Long Beach Polar Splash” Saturday
2013-01-18 · By Editor
Justin Rudd’s nonprofit Community Action Team (C.A.T.) Will Donate $10 for EVERY person (up to $2,000) that participates in the 30-Mintue Beach Cleanup and Long Beach Polar Splash tomorrow, Saturday, January 19, 2013. The events are held in Belmont Shore on the eastern edge of Rosie’s Dog Beach.
On the word “go” from the organizers, the group of brave people will scamper into the Pacific Ocean in their costumes and swimwear to submerse themselves, splash about, and then make a quick retreat. The water is about 55 degrees. The whole process happens within minutes or seconds. This is the 2nd-annaul Polar Splash for C.A.T., a 501c3 that hosts 60+ events/projects each year, including the Long Beach Turkey Trot, the Haute Dog Howl’oween Parade and the National Adult Spelling Bee.
The 30-Mintue Beach Cleanup and Long Beach Polar Splash is Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11 a.m. just after the 30-Minute Beach Cleanup. Costume contest at 10:50 a.m.
Participants will meet up at Belmont Shore on the eastern edge of Rosie’s Dog Beach at the orange traffic cones, 1 Granada Ave. on the boat launch ramp, in Belmont Shore, 90803.
Charities: Gettin’ Cold For Causes. When participants arrive on event day by 10 a.m., they’ll be asked to sign-in and choose one of several charitable causes (not yet announced) where they want organizers to donate $10 on their behalf. Lasts year’s causes included:
- Seal Beach Animal Care Center
- Train 4 Autism
- Assisteens of Long Beach
- Long Beach spay/neuter programs
- American Heart Association
- American Alzheimer’s Foundation
- Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California
The hostesses for the day are Little Miss, Teen, Miss and Mrs. Long Beach and Little Miss, Teen, Miss and Mrs. Southern California Cities. These ladies will also be donning their bikinis and gettin’ cold for causes. More than 100 people took part last year wearing everything from costumes to jeans and t-shirts to mittens with a 2-piece bikini.
Q: What is a polar plunge or polar splash?
A: a traditional, annual event where people enter a body of water in cold weather (often in early Jan.) to raise money or awareness for various causes
Q: How cold will the water be in Long Beach?
A: 55-59 degrees