Ron LeeFeb 4, 2018, 7:04 pmFeb 5, 2018, 5:51 pm

Thousands take icy swim to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Polar Bear Splash has raised millions since it started 18 years ago


LONG BEACH — Daring swimmers risked hypothermia in Long Beach Sunday, plunging into the Atlantic Ocean for the city's annual Polar Bear Splash.

Thrill-seeking men and women, wearing only their swimsuits, dove into the freezing cold waters to raise money for a good cause. Organizers say the Polar Bear Splash has raised more than $5.6 million for the Make-A-Wish Foundation since the event's inception 18 years ago.

The event happens every year on Super Bowl Sunday.

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