Tybee Polar Plunge 2017!
The Tybee Polar Plunge returns to Tybee Island on Jan. 1, 2017! Join thousands of people and take the plunge into the brisk Atlantic Ocean at 12 noon on New Year’s Day. It’s a great way for the ENTIRE FAMILY to start off the New Year! Registration comes with a souvenir long-sleeve 2017 Tybee Polar Plunge T-shirt! Register here, avoid the long lines and be guaranteed the T-shirt size you want!
The fun kicks off with the legendary Gang of Goofs costume contest and parade! So gather up your gang of goofy friends and family, dream up your wackiest costumes and compete for great prizes!
WHERE: Tybee Island Pier and Pavilion – Tybee Island, GA 31328
WHEN: Sunday, January 1, 2017
COST: Adults $25, Kids under 12 $15
AVOID LONG LINES AND REGISTER IN ADVANCE!
“Gang of Goofs” Contest and Parade!
The 2017 Tybee Polar Plunge also welcomes the return of the “Gang of Goofs” costume contest and Parade!
We are looking for groups of at least three (3) or more to dress up in their craziest, wackiest and funniest costumes! The Goofs will parade in front of an esteemed panel of judges to compete for some great prizes! Winner receive vacation stays on Tybee, complimentary attractions passes, restaurant gift certificates, free bike rentals and more!
The first place team will also receive the coveted Le “Gang of Goofs” trophy which will be engraved with their team name and displayed at the location of their choice for an entire year.
The “Gang of Goofs” parade will begin at approximately 11 am at the base of the Tybee Island Pier. The winners will be announced immediately prior to the Polar Plunge.
Each “Gang of Goofs” member must also register for the Tybee Polar Plunge. You must register your Gang of Goofs no later than 10:30 am Jan. 1, 2017!
Registration for the Tybee Polar Plunge and the “Gang of Goofs” contest is $25 for adults & $15 for children, and includes the official 2017 Long-Sleeve Tybee Polar Plunge T-Shirt!
Gang of Goofs Registration
I WANT TO JOIN! WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT? For more information download the Registration Form and follow the instructions above.
Do I have to register to swim? No. You do not have to register to swim in the Atlantic, but you will not be able enter the fenced area.
What form of payment will you accept if I register in person? We accept cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard. Checks should be made payable to Tybee Post Theater.
What do I do if I have already paid online and submitted my registration form? You will still need to pick up your t-shirt. Go to the Prepaid line at the Pier and Pavilion on January 1st, or visit the Tybee Polar Plunge tent at the Tybrisa Roundabout from 1-4 pm, Dec. 27-31 and pick up your T-shirt and wristband early and avoid the crowd!
Are Plungers crazy to do this? It helps! But remember, our Plungers are doing this to benefit the Tybee Post Theater. Be sure to show up and cheer them on!
Where does all of the money go? The proceeds from the Tybee Polar Plunge go toward the reopening of the Tybee Post Theater. This historic movie house, built in 1930 by the Army stationed at Fort Screven, is currently being renovated and will soon become a performing arts and community venue for Tybee Island’s residents, visitors and businesses.
Is my donation tax deductible? Yes. The Tybee Post Theater is a 501 (c) (3) tax deductible organization. $19 of the $25 registration fee is a tax deductible contribution..
Are you authorized to put a fence on the beach? Yes. A letter of authorization has been obtained by the Georgia DNR. Care is taken to make sure nothing is disturbed on the beach. The fence placement takes into account the rising tide for January 1, 2016.
I have more questions. Who can I contact? You can either click on the Contact tab at the top of this page, send an email to email@example.com or call 912-472-4790.
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Special thanks to our Gang of Goofs prize contributors:
Lazaretto Creek Seafood
Tybee Island Golf Cart Rentals