On a balmy Saturday, November 24, Captain Tom Turkey will lead his Fearless Fowl Feathered Friends as they plunge into the frigid waters of Corcoran Pond in Waterville Valley to raise funds for the Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports Program.
All proceeds raised at the 6th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge will be used to purchase specialized adaptive athletic equipment and provide ski and snowboard lessons and equipment for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities.
The 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 Waterville Valley Adaptive Sports “Empowered Bracelet,” and a free hour of tubing at the Waterville Valley Tubing Center. Plus, a free bath in the pond.
Prizes will be presented to individuals and teams in a variety of categories including Best Costume. Costumes are optional, but encouraged. Pneumonia is not. Additional incentives will be awarded for reaching fundraising benchmarks.
This year you can be a VP. That’s a Virtual Plunger! Place a donation of $50 or more to team VP at firstgiving.com and send a goofy picture of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org. WVAS will photoshop you splashing and plunging into the icy waters of the pond.
Corcoran Pond beach will be rocking with the annual Polar Pool Party. WVAS will ‘sacrifice’ a Waterville Valley snowmaker to Techumshrina, the Snow Goddess of the pond, to ensure a great ski season.
Spend the day or weekend in Waterville Valley. Ski and snowboard in the morning, then head to Waterville Valley’s Town Square for winter ambiance, holiday specials and hospitality. Head to the Cold Turkey Plunge at 1 p.m. Then linger in the Square to greet Santa who arrives at 3:30 p.m. bearing gifts and candy for each child who comes to visit. Parents are welcome to take photos of their children with Santa. Hot cocoa and cookies will be available. The Town Square’s holiday tree lighting ceremony will be 7 p.m. followed by a spectacular fireworks display over Corcoran Pond.
There is no better way to kick off the holiday season than the Cold Turkey Plunge in Waterville Valley on Saturday, Nov. 24 -and, it supports a great cause.