A near decade long tradition will continue this January: CBA students taking part in the annual AOH Polar Plunge in Sea Bright.
The 2018 Plunge will take place on January 28th, as Academy men will dive into the frigid Atlantic Ocean as a culmination of their fundraising efforts.
Funds raised will be used to support student service immersion trips to places like the DeLaSalle Blackfeet School in Montana and the Romero Center in Camden, as well as supplement other student charitable initiatives.
Student Council President Gerald Sharpe is hoping to raise $20,000 and hopes to have at least 90 percent of students participating. Family members of the students can assist in their efforts by giving a small donation on the fundraising site below.
Led by the CBA Student Council, the student body is excited to take on this challenge to show their appreciation for all CBA has to offer.
About the AOH Polar Plunge
The AOH Polar Bear Plunge was started in 2007 by the members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division 2 Monmouth County, NJ for the purpose of helping Catholic Education. Funds raised by the event are used for scholarship, financial aid, endowments, and facility projects, in an effort to help schools maintain enrollment levels. The event provides a platform for these groups to fund raise without the worries of operating the event. This cooperation has allowed all of the participating schools see a great return on their efforts with 100% of the funds raised returned to the plunging schools. In its nine year history, the event has returned over $1.1 Million to Catholic Schools. In 2015, 26 different schools took the Plunge.