Regatta Winners Announced!

United Rehabilitation Services’ (URS) announced the winner’s of the 13th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta, presented by Synchrony Financial.  The winners are:


Bob & Sarah Depouw – 7-Bedroom Norris Lake Houseboat Rentals Vacation

Gregory Simpson – $1,000 Kroger Gift Card

David & Carmala Coble – $1,000 Watson Gift Card

Byron Curry – 2 Round Trip Southwest Airline Tickets

Sheila Bradley – Bagger Dave’s Burgers for a Year


On Friday evening, Sept. 16, 2016, 20,000 yellow rubber ducks were dropped from the Riverside Drive Bridge at RiverScape MetroPark. The proceeds from URS’ annual event benefit many unique programs for children and adults with disabilities locally including Early Childhood Education & School-Age Programs with on-site Nursing Services for medically-fragile children, on-site specialized therapy programs, and meaningful daycare programs for adults and seniors with developmental and acquired disabilities.


In 2017, the URS Rubber Duck Regatta will be held during the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 16, 2017.



Living Dayton Interview!

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Waddle on over to RiverScape MetroPark for the 13th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta! The event helps raise money for United Rehabilitation Services. Executive Director, Dennis Grant explains how the event helps improve the lives of so many families in the Miami Valley.


Save The Date for the 12th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta

The 12th Annual United Rehabilitation Services (URS) Rubber Duck Regatta is the dramatic drop of 20,000 rubber ducks into the Great Miami River at RiverScape on Saturday, September 19th, during The Taste of the Miami Valley. 

URS needs your help making this the biggest Dayton Duck Race ever!!!

We are seeking some energetic volunteers to help with our Rubber Duck Regatta! One way you can help is through Duck Campaigns which consists of selling ducks with your friends, co-workers, church groups, etc., to support URS 12th annual Regatta, July through September. Another way you can help is through Rubber Duck Sales! Volunteers will help sell ducks at local festivals and Kroger stores! Festivals include the GermanFest and the Popcorn Festival!

URS will also need help the day of the Rubber Duck Regatta, corralling 20,000 ducks out of the Great Miami River!

For more details on how to volunteer, click the Volunteer Tab or contact Diane Osman at

937-853-5430  or!