CHARLOTTE — The Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation will hold a Rubber Duck Race on July 27.
Thousands of rubber ducks will race about 600 feet of Little Sugar Creek in Freedom Park to raise money and awareness for CRF’s advocacy, education and protection programs.
Festivities begin at 10:30 a.m. with educational booths including rain barrel demonstrations and giveaways, food vendors and a rehabilitated hawk release from the Carolina Raptor Center.
The duck race starts at noon. Entrants may purchase tickets to reserve rubber ducks in advance. Duck tickets cost $5, or a “family” of five for $20, or a “flock” of 20 for $75. The grand prize winner will receive $1,500, and more than 20 prizes will be awarded. Prizes, totaling $2,500, were donated by local businesses.
The Foundation’s annual meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the Mahlon Adams Pavilion in the park. The public is invited to hear the State of the River address, given by the Catawba Riverkeeper.
Winners need not be present, as entrants can fill out contact information on the ticket stubs. Duck race tickets may be purchased online at catawbariverkeeper.org/ducks. Call 704-679-9494 for more information.