Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash
Our first Derby Duck Race of the weekend takes us to sunny California. The Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash is back for their 12th year racing 10,000 Derby Ducks in Glendale, CA. This lucky duck event also takes place on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Verdugo Park from 10am – 3pm PDT. Spectators can enjoy a day of quacktivities, food, games, and entertainment. This race is unique as the Ducks will be racing in 6 heats and a grand finale in a man-made race course called Lake Glendale.
This year’s ducky prizes are all about big bucks for your ducks. Five cash prizes will be given out: 4th and 5th prizes will receive $500 each, 2nd and 3rd place will receive $1,000 each, and one lucky duck owner will walk home with $10,000! This race would not be possible without the support of the Kiwanis Club of Glendale who donates the duck race proceeds to over 50 nonprofit organizations, schools and other groups who have participated as Duck Buddies. Every duck adopted helps towards improving the lives of needy children, senior citizens and veterans in the community!
Racer Website: www.ducks4kids.org
CCF Dallas Duck Derby
Dallas, are you ready for Derby Ducks? This Saturday, October 22nd, the CCF Dallas Duck Derby will make its grand debut at the Dallas Continental Bridge. Join a day of festivities starting at 10:00 a.m. CDT and watch 10,000 yellow Derby Ducks with really cool sunglasses race down the Trinity River in Dallas, TX at 1:45 p.m. The grand prize winner will win a year of groceries gift card and the second prize winner will win a flat screen TV. Other prizes include a Large Green Egg, an Apple Watch and an Electra Cruiser Bike.
There will be vendor booths, local food trucks, carnival games, inflatable slides and a live DJ. Why are 10,000 rubber ducks racing down the river? Children’s Cancer Fund champions kids in their fight against cancer through strategic investments in research and care in North Texas. Children’s Cancer Fund is able to help improve the quality of life of children affected by pediatric cancer, bringing families who are going through treatments together, through the various fun and social events that they sponsor throughout the year. Adopt a Duck and Find a Cure!
Racer Website: www.ccfdallasduckderby.com