A listing of our events
- *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 & Southern/ 102.7 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.
- *Italiano! Italian Festival
Saturday, August 18th at 11AM – 6PM in Huntington, WV between 8th and 10th streets on 4th Avenue.
Focus is on all things Italian-food, music, colors, FUN. Festival admission is free.
Sponsorship opportunities available and NEW this year is their first Souvenir Program, sure to be a keepsake-ad space available for limited time! Call 304.523.6029 for more information.
VIP/Sponsor Event takes place Friday, August 3rd at Blacksheep Harley Davidson (408 4th St, Hungtington WV) and will include the popular Meatball cook-off, 2018 honorees, silent auction items, great food and more! Tickets for this event are $50.00
Proceeds will go towards Facing Hunger Food Bank.
- *Golf Fore the Hungry
SWING on over for a Golf PAR-TEE! The 15th annual Golf Fore the Hungry kicks off Sunday, August 19th at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at Manchester Music Hall. We’ll have live and silent auctions and our special guest speaker is none other than Kentucky Sports Radio’s Matt Jones!
On Monday, August 20th, the GFTH scramble, held at the University Club of Kentucky, starts at 11:30 with registration and lunch and a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Tons of fun is planned at the scramble, including:
– 50/50 Ball Drop
– Special Hole Contest
– Golf Carts
– Team Photos
– Lunch & Refreshments
– Swag Bag
Team of four at the scramble plus a reserved table of eight at the dinner = $500
Reserved table of eight at the dinner (no scramble registration) = $400
Single dinner ticket (no scramble registration) = $50
Ticket sales begin on June 11!