The 19th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta presented by Dawn, takes place Sunday, September 1 during the P&G Riverfest and prior
to the Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks.
That afternoon, as many as 200,000
ducks will be dropped into the Ohio River near the Serpentine Wall.
prize winner will receive a brand new 2013 Honda Civic Sedan LX and possibly $1
million, if their duck is the "KEMBA Million Dollar Duck."
The second prize
winner will receive $100 from Kroger every week for a year ($5,200 total), and
five additional winners will receive $500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union.
"Nearly 100,000 children in our area aren't
always sure where they will get their next meal," said Rubber Duck Regatta
Chairman Bob Edwards, who also founded the event. "The Freestore Foodbank's
annual Rubber Duck Regatta is an opportunity for the local community to respond
to the need of children and families facing hunger."
By the beginning of August, individuals can also
buy ducks at all KEMBA Credit Union locations and Kroger stores (at the
checkout). Brochures will also available at select Frisch's restaurants. Ducks will be sold
until approximately 2:00 p.m. on September 1.
Pricing for ducks is:
$5 – One duck
$25 – "Big Quack" - Five
ducks, plus one free
$50 – "Quacker's Dozen" - Ten
ducks, plus two free
$100 – "Flock of Ducks" - Twenty
ducks, plus four free
Last year's Rubber Duck Regatta netted more
than $800,000, the equivalent of 2.5 million meals for Greater Cincinnati's
food insecure population.
Since its inception in 1995, the fundraiser has
raised nearly $7 million to help end hunger in the Tri-State.
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