This past New Year’s Day, the Sons of Ireland held their 10th Annual Sons of Ireland Polar Bear Plunge. The event, held at Asbury Park beach, started in 2003 as a tradition among a group of Christian Brothers Academy alumni and  has evolved into an annual fundraiser organized by the Rumson-based Sons of Ireland. As one of several local recipients, Parker Family Health Center recently received a check for $9,200 from proceeds of the event.

The Sons of Ireland is a non-profit association dedicated to the principles of brotherhood, charity and community service. The group was founded in 2002 with the specific intent of supporting worthy charities and causes in Monmouth County, New Jersey. The Parker Family graciously acknowledges all the “plungers” and the Sons of Ireland for their donation to the Parker Center!