On January 1 2013,, the PBA coordinated a “Polar Dive” at Island Park Beach to support the town 375th anniversary celebration. Warmed by a gigantic bonfire, hearty souls, cheered on by many spectators, rain or shine, no matter what the temperature, take a dive into the Sakonnet River.

The event proceeds go to a selected charitable cause.

Hot beverages and snacks are provided at the after dive party.

The PBA Polar Dive 2019 honored the Portsmouth Historical Society – the Portsmouth Business Association 2018 “Business of the Year”.