Derby Duck Fundraiser

We have three duck races to start June and a total of 40,000 rubber ducks racing!  The ducks have been training hard for these races.  Check out the details about each duck race and adopt your ducks today!

3rd Annual Coastal Duck Derby
three duck races to start June - Wilmington, NC
Photo Credit: Lesley Veronika Photography

Who: Open House Youth Shelter at Coastal Horizons Center

Open House is a 24-hour shelter that is committed to improving the safety and well being of abused and/or neglected at risk youth who are in the need of a place to stay.  While meeting the basic needs for food, clothing and shelter, Open House encourage’s youths personal growth through counseling services, vocational/educational and life skill building activities and recreational activities.  All services are confidential and are provided at no cost to the youth or their families.

Where: Jungle Rapids Water Park in Wilmington, North Carolina.

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017.  Doors open up at 6:00 p.m. and the ducks will race at approximately 7:00 p.m. EDT.

Highlights: Duck race fans can join 15,000 rubber ducks along with music and games for adults and kids.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase.  At approximately 7:00 pm EDT fans will watch the main event of thousands of ducks racing to the finish line to win the grand prize of a 1 year Sea Tow membership. Cash prizes will also be awarded for the 2nd and 3rd place duck. Adopt a Duck, Help a Child.

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Palm Beach Duck Dash

three duck races to start June - Palm Beach, FL

Who: Special Olympics Florida – Palm Beach County

Special Olympics Florida Palm Beach County provides year-round sports training and athletic competition to children and adults 8 years of age and older with intellectual and development disabilities.  It is able to provide these opportunities to over 1,500 athletes at no cost to the athlete.

Where:  Rapids Water Park in Palm Beach, Florida

When:  Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. EDT.

Highlights:  The community will watch 5,000 yellow rubber ducks dive into the lazy river and race to the finish line to win some fantastic prizes.  Some lucky duck will win $1,500 cash and the second place winner wins (4) one-way Southwest Airlines Tickets.  The third place duck winner receives 4 passes to Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure and fourth place receives a Rapids Water Park Cabana Day. Make a splash for Special Olympics and Adopt a Duck!

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8th Annual Rubber Duck Derby
three duck races to start June - New Orleans
Photo Credit: New Orleans Advocate

Who:  Second Harvest Food Bank

One  in five households in Louisiana is at risk of hunger.  Second Harvest Food Bank is leading the fight against hunger in South Louisiana by providing food access, advocacy, education and disaster response.  It provides food to 582 partners and programs across 23 parishes.  Their work helps ensure that meals make it to the dinner tables of thousands of families struggling with hunger in South Louisiana.

Where: Big Lake In New Orleans City Park

When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Highlights:  A total of 20,000 ducks will be racing to fight hunger.  The first place duck wins $5,000 cash for its adoptive owner.  Other prizes this year include a $1,000 gift certificate to Rouses, a Carnival Cruise for Two, Raising Cane’s for a year and a two night stay at the Omni Riverfront Hotel combined with a Cooking Class for Two.  For every $1 raised, Second Harvest Food Bank can provide 3 meals to those in need across South Louisiana.

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Derby Duck Fundraiser