Three Derby Duck Races to Celebrate Labor Day Weekend

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We have three Derby Duck Races scheduled for Labor Day weekend! Check them out and Adopt a Duck before they sell out!

Labor Day Weekend Duck Races 


On the West Coast, the first race of the weekend is no first-timer to duck racing! The 11th Annual Antelope Valley Rubber Duck Race presented by Kiwanis Club of Palmdale West is taking place on Friday, September 2nd at Dry Town Water Park in Palmdale, Calif.  Quacktivities will run from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. PDT including a corporate duck decorating contest.   At 8:30 p.m.,  a total of 10,000 ducks launch into the lazy river and race to win one of 12 prizes! Prizes include the first place prize of a $1,000 Sam’s Club Gift Card, a $700 Lowe’s Gift Card, pizza for year and multiple gift cards to various local businesses. Proceeds go directly back into the community including organizations such as the South Antelope Valley Education Association (SAVE Foundation).

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On the East Coast, the Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash benefiting Special Olympics Illinois will take place on Sunday, September 4th   at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, IL.  Race day kicks off at 11:00 a.m. CDT behind the Expo Hall with entertainment for the entire family including live music, face painting, games and an appearance by Splash the Duck.  A total of 10,000 ducks will launch into the lake at the fairgrounds and race to win prizes for their duck adopters including an all-inclusive 3-night vacation to Riviera Maya, Mexico; $2,000 cash and tickets to a NASCAR Sprint Cup race. 

Proceeds benefit over 22,000 athletes at Special Olympics Illinois who provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.  Adopt a Duck and Support an Athlete today! 

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Our final duck race of the weekend is our largest race of the year! The Rubber Duck Regatta returns to Cincinnati, OH for its 22nd year on Sunday, September 4th. Prior to the annual Western & Southern/WEBN Fireworks, fans can watch up to 200,000 Derby Ducks swim down the Ohio River near the Serpentine Wall for a chance to win the grand prize of a 2016 Honda Civic LX Sedan. The second quickest duck will receive $100 in groceries from Kroger each week for a year.  The next five lucky ducks will receive $500 cash! What are 200,00 Derby Ducks swimming for? To help the Freestore Foodbank solve hunger and ensure that children have the fuel they need to grow healthy and strong. Every duck purchased helps provide meals to hungry children and families in the Cincinnati community. Buy a Duck. Feed a Child. Win a Car.

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