2007 Penguin Plunge

An approaching cold front generated stormy skies during the 4th Annual Penguin Plunge but the thunderstorms were delayed just long enough for another successful plunge into the chilly Atlantic by a record number of 95 Penguin Plunge participants. The air temperature hovered at 65.9F degrees and the official water temperature was recorded at 55.6F degrees.

2007 Penguin Plunge Charity

Nelson Sutton, Jr. Fund

2007 Penguin Plunge participants were asked to donate a minimum of $5.00 for the Nelson Sutton, Jr. Fund. Nelson, whose daughter (Amy Wilkinson) teaches at West Carteret High School, is battling cancer. $800 was raised by Penguin Plunge participants to assist Nelson with his medical costs.

Thanks to all the generous participants and spectators who made our 4th Annual Penguin Plunge a success!!  Thanks to Debbie Philyaw and Jerry Sink for assisting with registration, to Julie Nichols for assisting with fund raising, and to Christine Addison for the photographs.

Thanks also to the Atlantic Beach Fire and Rescue Squad for standing by during our Penguin Plunge!!