Rubber Duck Derby To Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank
NEW ORLEANS – Second Harvest Food Bank will host the eighth annual Rubber Duck Derby, presented by Capital One Bank, on Saturday, June 3, at Big Lake in New Orleans City Park, at 4:00 p.m.
Duck adoptions to enter the Rubber Duck Derby are officially underway.
Lucky ducks are available for adoption for $5 each, $25 for a “Quack Pack” (6), $50 for a “Quacker’s Dozen” (12), or $100 for a “Flock of Ducks” (25) for a chance to win one of 10 exciting prizes. Each adopted duck is assigned a unique race number and entered into the Rubber Duck Derby.
Adopt your duck(s) on the Second Harvest Food Bank website
“With every duck adopted, Second Harvest can provide up to 15 meals for a child, senior or family in need in South Louisiana,” said Natalie Jayroe, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank. “The Rubber Duck Derby has become an anticipated tradition and a fun way for the entire community to participate in Second Harvest’s mission to solve hunger.”
This year, 20,000 rubber ducks will be available for adoption and dropped into City Park’s Big Lake on race day. New Orleans firefighters will use fire hoses make waves that help move the rubber duck racers toward the finish line. The first 10 ducks to cross the finish line will be identified by the ducks’ unique race numbers and announced at the conclusion of the race. Winners need not be present to win.
Ten prizes will be awarded:
1st Place: $5,000 cash grand prize
2nd Place: $1,000 Rouses gift card
3rd Place: Carnival Cruise for two
4th Place: Two round-trip flights on Southwest Airlines
5th Place: Two night Stay at Omni Riverfront Hotel and a New Orleans School of Cooking Class for two
6th Place: One year of Raising Cane’s (1 “Box” meal per week for a year)
7th Place: Reginelli’s Pizza for a year ($25 per month for a year)
8th Place: $250 gift certificate to Rich’s Wash Dat
9th Place: NOLA Motor Sports Park Karting Party
10th Place: Suite at a Baby Cakes Game
Proceeds from the annual Rubber Duck Derby help Second Harvest Food Bank provide meals for families in need throughout South Louisiana. One in six households in Louisiana is at risk of hunger, reps said.
Sponsors of the 2017 Rubber Duck Derby include: Capital One Bank, French Market Coffee, Buffalo Trace, Raising Cane’s, Crystal Clear Imaging, Iconic Protein Drink, Jose Cuervo, New Orleans Magazine, Tito’s Handmade Vodka WDSU, and WWL-AM 870 / FM 105.3.