24th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta

Buy a duck here: http://rubberduckregatta.org/

Thousands of rubber ducks will go for a swim in the Ohio River Labor Day weekend. Their mission: to help feed hungry kids in our community.

It is almost time for the Freestore Foodbank’s Rubber Duck Regatta presented by Dawn. As many as 200,000 rubber ducks will dive from the Purple People Bridge on Sunday, September 2. It all gets underway before the Western & Southern102.7 WEBN Fireworks.

Ducks are available for purchase online at www.rubberduckregatta.org, by phone at (513) 929-DUCK (3825) at the check-out of your neighborhood Kroger (beginning Monday, July 16) and at all local KEMBA Credit Union locations (beginning Friday, July 20).

Each duck purchase comes with a chance of winning several different prizes. The first prize winner will receive a Honda Accord, courtesy of Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky Honda Dealers, 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.

The ducks swim with a purpose. 100% of proceeds from duck sales help to support the Freestore Foodbank’s efforts to serve hungry children in the community.

Nearly 83,000 children in our Tri-State area may not know where they will find their next meal. Hunger affects a child’s ability to learn and perform well at school. Through programs like Power Pack, Kids Cafe and Summer Feeding, the Freestore Foodbank provides more meals to children at times when they are most at risk of hunger.

Last year’s Rubber Duck Regatta netted more than $1 million. Since its inception in 1995, the event has raised more than $11 million dollars. That is the equivalent of more than 33 million meals for hungry children and families in our community.

Ducks are $5 each or six for $25.