Second Annual
Saturday, March 8, 2003

The plunge benefits the Wildwood Catholic High School Scholarship Fund
and honors Wildwood Crest resident Andrew Alameno (Class of 1981),
who was lost in the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

Participants dashed into the cold ocean waters on the Jefferson Ave. beach
in Wildwood Crest, where Andrew served as a summer lifeguard
during his high school days.

Crest Tavern owner Lisa Fitzpatrick, a friend of the Alameno family,
organized and coordinated the event.

Sponsor boards were posted on the Jefferson Ave. Beach   
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The Phillie Phanatic, aboard Engine 437, led the procession from the Crest Tavern to the beach via Jefferson Ave.   (Click photo to enlarge)
About 300 supporters made the march along Jefferson Avenue and onto the Beach.
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The weather conditions were great - in the 50's and sunny, but an ocean water temperature of only 38 degrees!         (Click photo to enlarge)
The Plungers enthusiastically get ready for their annual winter dash in the ocean. 
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The mad dash begins!
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About 100 "plungers" made the dash into frigid 38-degree ocean waters!
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The event was organized by Crest Tavern owner Lisa Fitzpatrick in memory of Andrew.
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