2012 Penguin Plunge

Unseasonably warm weather inspired 701 penguins to take the plunge during the 2012 Penguin Plunge. While the penguins splashed about in the 54.7 F Atlantic waters, an estimated 1500 spectators cheered them in their record-breaking efforts. Charitable contributions also set a new Penguin Plunge record as penguins and spectators contributed over $9052.46 to this year’s charity: Crystal Coast Hospice House.

2012 Penguin Plunge Charity

Crystal Coast Hospice House

HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION: East Carteret High School
MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION: Morehead City Middle School
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DIVISION: Beaufort Elementary School

2012 CORPORATE CHALLENGE WINNER: Carteret General Hospital