On Saturday, November 25th at 1:00 pm Captain Tom Turkey will lead his Fearless Fowl Feathered Friends as they Plunge into the frigid waters of Corcoran Pond in beautiful Waterville Valley to raise funds to support Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Programs for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.
The Plunge has raised more than $115,000 to date, all of which went directly to the operation of the volunteer-based Adaptive Program. Among other things the funds were used to purchase specialized adaptive athletic equipment, host disabled veterans and their families for weekends of winter sports, allow families with autistic children the opportunity to enjoy a weekend of respite in the beautiful White Mountains and provide ski & snowboard lessons and equipment for more than 1,000 athletes with various special challenges.
All Plungers are asked to raise a minimum of $50 in donations. They will be rewarded with an official Plunge Shirt, a gourmet cold turkey sandwich courtesy of Chef Sean Stout of the Coyote Grill, a WVAS “Empowered Bracelet," a free hour of tubing at the WV Tubing Center and a Plunge Goodie Bag. Additional Premium Incentives will be rewarded for reaching fund raising benchmarks. And, prizes will be presented to individuals and teams in a variety of categories including Best Costume (costumes are optional but encouraged, particularly Pirate Costumes).
Later, at 3:30 p.m. Santa and his elves will ride into the Waterville Valley Town Square, NH, pulled by a team of sled dogs from The Valley Snowdogz. Santa will be bearing gifts and candy for each child who comes to visit him in the Adventure Center located in Town Square. Parents are welcome to take photos of their children with Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies will be on hand. Suggested donation, from those who are able, of $5 per child/$10 per family will benefit the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth, NH.
Finally, be sure to stay for the tree lighting ceremony at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Square, followed by a spectacular fireworks display over Corcoran Pond.