TAMPA, Fla. - There will be 7,000 rubber ducks making their way down the Hillsborough River on Saturday, August 12, all to benefit local charities.
“We wanted to start a new fundraiser and put the fun in fundraising and we found this idea,” said Amanda Malinowski, President of the Kiwanis Club of Tampa. “What better way to raise some money for kids in the local community than racing some rubber duckies in the river."
The goal for the Kiwanis Club of Tampa for The Incredible Duck Race was to sell 5,000 ducks, but demand was so high for the $5 ducks, they sold 7,000. All the proceeds going to several, local charities in Tampa Bay.
"We do reading rooms in the Boys and Girls Club, accessibility ramps in residential homes for people who need them, immunization events and back to school drives," said Malinowski.
When the race is over, all of the rubber ducks will be collected from the water.
If you weren’t able to purchase a duck, the proceeds from food, drink and entertainment purchases will also go to local charities.
The family friendly event starts at 10 a.m. at Curtis Hixon Park.