North Shore Polar Plunge

Take the Polar Plunge in Salem or Beverly Massachusetts to raise funds for local non profits!

North Shore Community Development Coalition, in partnership with River House and the Salem Education Foundation, are set to host the 11th Annual Polar Plunge. This event brings families, friends, and community members together to benefit the organization’s efforts to build affordable housing and strengthen communities in the North Shore. Join hundreds of brave supporters of all ages as they jump into the wintery waves to raise money for neighbors in need right here on the North Shore of Boston.

Brave souls of all ages are invited to take the plunge at either Woodbury Beach at Lynch Park in Beverly or Winter Island Park in Salem. This event brings around 400 people to plunge each year on Super Bowl Sunday and it has become a tradition for Beverly and Salem public schools to compete for two traveling trophies — the Plunge Cup and the Big Splash Award. The Plunge Cup recognizes the school team that raises the most pledge donations and the Big Splash Award goes to the school with the highest percentage of school-wide participation.


Proceeds from the plunge will go to the following local non-profits:

Registration is open until plunge day and all are welcomed to join as a supporter or plunger. For more information, please contact Abbie Allenson at To sign up and plunge or to support a plunger, please visit the website.

Salem Times:

  • Check-in at 9:30 a.m.
  • Plunge at 11:00 a.m.
  • Post-Plunge Party at Salem Winter Island Function Hall

Beverly Times:

  • Check-in at 11:00 a.m.
  • Plunge at 12:30 p.m.
  • Post-Plunge Party at Beverly High Cafeteria


Sunday, February 5, 2017