Monday, August 8, 2011

Mystery Duck to be Unveiled at 18th Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta


Come meet the new United Way Mystery Duck at the Rubber Ducky Regatta at Raging Waters, Mariner’s Landing in Wildwood on this Sunday, August 14, 2011.

Who is this mysterious duck? No one knows.

No one – except members of the United Way of Cape May County Board of Directors.

And they are not telling anyone. At least not yet.

“It’s top secret – for now, I haven’t even told my wife” Jim Farrell, United Way of Cape May County Board President said, but on Sunday, the new duck’s identity will be revealed. This brand new ducky flew into town this year – just like Cowgirl Sal Duck, Suzy Spa Duck, Ron the Rocker and EMS Eddie. But he has been hiding out in an undisclosed location, waiting for his race day debut.

He will go on sale this Sunday before the Rubber Ducky Regatta at Morey’s Raging Waters Park at Schellenger Avenue. The last chance ducky sale will kick-off at at 1 p.m. until the race gets underway at 7 p.m., when ducky fans will find a viewing spot along the lazy river to await the 7:30 post time.

The regatta is a unique community event, where hundreds of residents and visitors gather at Raging Waters Water Park to cheer on 10,000 thousand yellow duckies as they make their way around the Lazy River, winning prizes for their human sponsors.

And it’s not too late to get in on the fun. Becoming a sponsor is easy – simply purchase a souvenir ducky on race day to be entered in the race for your chance to win. Fabulous prizes are given away on race day to the sponsors of winning ducks. Plus, everyone who sponsors a duck for $5.00 receives an adorable souvenir ducky and a ticket good for additional gifts from local businesses.

This year, ducky sponsors will receive a coupon good for a hot dog and a soda from Wreckers Grill on race day and a ticket for a free ride on Mariners Landings’ Giant Ferris Wheel.

And while the Mystery Duck’s identity is still not known, one thing is certain – it will be a ducky day for all.
Proceeds from the race will benefit United Way of Cape May County programs, which strive to make life better for county residents. For more information, call 729-2002.

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