United Rehabilitation Services (URS)
RUBBER DUCK REGATTA
URS is excited for our 17th Annual URS Rubber Duck Regatta, presented by Synchrony, on Friday, September 18, 2020!
The 17th Annual URS Rubber Duck Regatta, presented by Synchrony, will be Friday, September 18, 2020, at the Dixie Twin Drive-In!
RiverScape MetroPark announced that no events would take place through the month of September due to the COVID-19 Pandemic so having a live Regatta in conjunction with the Hispanic Heritage Festival this year wasn’t going to be possible. Quackers decided to pivot our event to a “virtual” finale with the same great prizes and opportunity to generate essential funds to support programs for the individuals with disabilities that we serve.
Ducks can be adopted for $5 or a Quack Pack (6 ducks for $25) beginning Friday, July 24, 2020. The 2020 Rubber Duck Regatta winners will be chosen via random draw on the computer. Winners will be announced at the Dixie Twin Drive-In Finale Event and will be notified via phone or email.
Duck Day Details – Friday, September 18, 2020:
7:00 pm – The gates will open at the Dixie Drive-In for all patrons! $5 entry fee per person over 5 years old is required. Space is limited to the first 400 cars.
8:15 pm – The egg-citment will begin with Dennis Grant, Executive Director, and local celebrity emcees Mark Allan of WDTN Channel 2 TV and Kim Faris of iHeart Media.
8:30 pm – Watch a virtual duck drop and see the live announcement of winners of 6 quack-tastic prizes!
9:00 pm – Enjoy a family-friendly movie on the big screen!
Egg-Citing Prizes for 2020
GRAND PRIZE: A 5-night stay on a 2-bedroom floating home on beautiful Norris Lake with a pontoon boat rental. Vacation provided by Aquaknox Marine
SECOND PLACE: $1,000 Buffalo Wild Wings Gift Card
THIRD PLACE: $1,000 Watson’s Gift Card
FOURTH PLACE: $1,000 Gift Card for Swim Lessons on Goldfish Swim School
FIFTH PLACE: $500 Gift Card to Target
SIXTH PLACE: Cane’s for a Year from Dayton-Area Raising Cane’s. Enjoy a delicious Box Combo Meal every week for one year (52 coupons)
Where do you keep all those ducks?
Our rubber ducks are actually rented through a fundraising company called GAME. Through our contract with GAME, they supply us with all of the ducks for the race, adoption number stickers, the adoption papers, event support and more!
How do you know which duck is mine?
Every duck in the race is assigned an adoption number. If you adopt a duck via adoption paper, each paper is numbered and that would be your official adoption number. If you adopt a duck via another outlet, we will assign you an adoption number when we input your duck into our database, therefore every duck adopted has a number assigned to it. This number is then placed on the bottom of each duck for the race!
How do you keep the ducks from escaping down the river?
Thanks to an environmentalist company from Cincinnati, Clean Harbors, the ducks remain in a controlled area for the race. Clean Harbors sets up booms in the water, which is a like a long string of buoys, from the drop point to the finish line, keeping the ducks from escaping!
Do I need to be present to win a prize?
You do not need to be at the Rubber Duck Regatta to be a winner! The names of the winners will be released to the media at the event and all winners will be notified on or before Monday, September 21st. Prize pick up must be scheduled with the URS Duck Central team and be picked up URS’ office.
If I adopt a Quack Pack, how do I receive my FREE Jersey Mike’s Sub?
New in 2020* – a single-use coupon will be emailed to you for each Quack Pack purchased.
Do I need to know my adoption number?
No. When the winning ducks are pulled from the water we look at the sticker on the bottom to see the adoption number. We have a laptop at the finish line and search our database for the number, the number then pops up with the name of winning duck’s owner!
How do you pick the winning ducks?
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the winners of the 2020 Rubber Duck Regatta will be randomly selected via computer.
How do you get the ducks out of the water?
URS has an army of volunteers that help us! The past several years we have had Boy Scouts in canoes helping to push the ducks closer to the water’s edge. We then have a large group of volunteers on land with nets and laundry baskets who scoop the ducks out of the river and put them back into the dumpster they were dumped from!
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