11th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge

Thursday, November 22, 2012


The 11th Annual Cold Turkey Plunge is almost here! This annual Atheneum fundraiser features hundreds of spectators and swimmers who brave the cold waters at Children’s Beach on Thanksgiving morning to benefit the Weezie Library for Children. Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and pastries are generously provided by Nantucket Island Resorts, The Downyflake and Simply with Style Catering.

Individual Plungers and teams are encouraged to have their family, coworkers and friends sponsor their participation in the Turkey Plunge by donating an amount of their choosing.

All proceeds benefit the Nantucket Atheneum Weezie Library for Children, the island’s public library. For those last minute Plungers who decide on Thanksgiving morning to swim, the library requests they make a $25 donation when they register at Children’s Beach.

Please arrive at the beach at least 30 minutes early to register and receive your wristband and free Plunge tee-shirt. Prizes awarded in the following categories: Most Money Raised (Adult & Child); Largest Family Participation; Largest Team Participation; Best Costumes (Adult & Child).

The Cold Turkey Plunge takes place rain or shine. All funds raised for this event are nonrefundable.


The Cold Turkey Plunge is proud to take reMain Nantucket's Pledge of Sustainability to make this an environmentally friendly event.