Tuesday, April 24, 2012

BBBS Announces Daffy Duck Derby & Duck N’ Run 5k!

Click to enlarge the flyer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is making plans for the upcoming fundraising event, 2012 Rubber Duck Race in Sidney. This event will be held on Thursday, June 21st. The Duck launch will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Geib Pavilion in Tawawa Park.

In addition to the duck race, the agency will also host the sixth annual Duck N’ Run/Walk 5k race, which is a part of the Shelby County 5K Tour. The 5k run/walk will be held on the evening of Thursday, June 21 with race time at 8:15 p.m. through scenic Tawawa Park in Sidney. Registration will begin at 7:00 p.m., and a shot-gun start will begin the race at 8:15 p.m. Runners (walkers also welcome) will follow the course through the scenic park, with refreshments and an awards presentation waiting at the finish line. Runners can pre-register for the event for $22.00, which includes t-Shirt and Rubber Duck Adoption. $17.00 allows a runner to participate and receive a t-shirt, or $12.00 will cover the cost of the race only. Race day registration is $15.00 and does not include a t-shirt. Duck adoptions and t-shirts will also be sold separately on race day.

The public is invited to come out at 7:30 p.m. for the Rubber Duck Race to cheer on their adopted rubber duck and compete for some awesome prizes. BBBS will be providing spectators with food and refreshments at the race course site. The HITS Crew will do LIVE broadcasting at the event.

The Rubber Duck Race & 5k Duck n Run/Walk proceeds support match relationships between Bigs and Littles. Pictured are Big Sister Angie Ross and Little Brother Robert Swearingen, Jr. son of Robert and Teresa Swearingen.
Last year nearly 2,800 rubber ducks made their way down Mosquito Creek to compete for the many fabulous prizes. This year’s grand prize will be a $1,000 Shopping Spree (some restrictions may apply!) There are also many other great prizes, including a Cincinnati get-away with King Island tickets and an overnight stay; two “3-day” passes to the great Country Concert at Hickory Hills; a Sports Enthusiast Pack with golfing gift certificates, Dayton Dragons tickets, and CJ’s HighMarks gift certificate; and much more!

The Daffy Duck Derby is a fun and exciting way to help children within the Shelby and Darke County communities. By “adopting” a rubber duck for $5 or a Daffy Dozen (6 ducks) for $25 you not only have a chance to win some fantastic prizes, but you will have made a difference by providing financial support to a Big and Little and our after-school mentoring programs. Starting in May, Duck adoptions will be available at the BBBS office, Ron & Nita’s downtown Sidney, and Meyers Garage and Drive Thru in Newport. Ducks will also be sold at selected times at the Kroger Stores in Sidney and Greenville. Any “early birds” who adopt their Daffy Dozen by May 21st will receive one free duck adoption.

If you would like to register for the 5k Race, or adopt a “duck”, please call the local office at 492-7611 or 547-9622. Interested persons also have the option of obtaining a registration and/or order form on-line. Log on to www.bigbrobigsis-shelbydarke.org and download your forms today!

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer or are a single parent and would like your child in the program, please call 492-7611 or 547-9622. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a United Way member agency and an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Start Something…Make A Positive and Lasting Impact!

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