ampa, Fla. – Hillsborough River will be a sea of yellow as the Kiwanis Club of Tampa invades the waters with 15,000+ rubber ducks this Saturday, August 24th, 2019 from 10am to 1pm – Duck Race at 11:45am. The individually numbered ducks will float down the river in front of Curtis Hixon Park and the first 3 ducks to cross the finish line will win their adoptive parents cash prizes. First place duck is $5,000. Second place duck is $1,000. Third place duck is $500. Various other prizes too. You don’t have to be present to win, but the Tampa Kiwanis hope you will join them to watch the ducks race down the river. Take a chance and adopt a duck!
Last year the Tampa Kiwanis sold 10,000 ducks, doubling the goal of their inaugural year. This year the plan is to increase last year’s goal by 5,000 and sell 15,000 ducks!
“This family-friendly event features activities for children, games, food trucks, music, a duck mascot and entertainment leading up to the big race,” explains Shawn Robinson, Kiwanis Club of Tampa President. “Attendance is free and we are anticipating 1500+ participants. Our entire Kiwanis Club membership is behind this fun & creative fundraiser. The Incredible Duck Race is presented by our title sponsor CenterState Bank and various other sponsors. We appreciate their support.”
To purchase your lucky duck, contact a Kiwanis Club of Tampa member or online at TampaDuckRace.com. The ducks may be purchased by the public for $5 per duck and all proceeds benefit The Tampa Kiwanis Foundation which supports many Tampa area children’s programs and charities.
The Kiwanis Club of Tampa is celebrating their 100th year of helping children in the community. Locally they build ramps for the disabled, hold immunization events, purchase holiday gifts for kids in need, provide scholarships, work with leadership clubs in schools at the middle school, high school and college level, and build reading rooms in Boys and Girls Clubs around Tampa. Additionally their foundation provides grants to local non-profit organizations. As part of their 100 year celebration, a grant of $100,000 to address early childhood development will be awarded this year to a local charity.
Visit the website for more information about the race: https://www.duckrace.com/tampa. Or the Facebook page for some fun and quacky updates: https://www.facebook.com/IncredibleDuckRace/. Adopt a duck. Help a child. #IncredibleDuckRace #TampaDuckRace