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Sunday, October 8, 2017
1 to 4 pm

Brandywine Town Center Fountain
Wilmington, DE

The idea is simple—"adopt" a rubber duck and join us at the Brandywine Town Center Fountain as 10,000 individually numbered ducks "race" across the water for a chance to win $25,000 and other great prizes! You do not need to be present to win, but we hope you'll join us for a “quacking” good time!

Race festivities will begin at 1 pm and include music from 93.7 WSTW with Master of Ceremonies Mike Rossi, a “Tail”gating party at Red Robin, contests and prizes from Camp Bow Wow, vendors, giveaways, facepainting, a moon bounce, photo opps with our mascot “Splash” and more! Ducks can be adopted until 2 pm or sold out.

The race will start around 2:30 pm when the ducks will be propelled across the Fountain. Special thanks to Tri-Supply & Equipment and Talleyville Fire Company for getting the ducks to the start/finish line! The first 4 ducks to reach the catch-tube will be plucked from the tube in succession and holders of the corresponding numbers will be awarded prizes.

Racing ducks can be adopted for just $5 each, and packages are available to anyone who wants to increase their odds of winning by purchasing multiple ducks. Adoptions can be completed on this website, in person at DHA’s animal care and adoption center at 701 A Street in Wilmington, at upcoming community events, or by mail using the order form in our event brochure.

$25,000 DUCK PLUCK!

All ducks adopted will be automatically registered for a chance to win $25,000 during our post-race Duck Pluck!

The $25,000 Duck Pluck potential winning duck tag numbers will be randomly selected prior to the race and kept in a sealed secured envelope. ONE DUCK will be randomly plucked at the conclusion of the race, and a race official will determine whether the duck has one of the pre-selected winning numbers. If none of the tag numbers match, the prize will NOT be awarded. The odds of winning are 1:3000. In the event there is not a winner, the person with that corresponding number will win a $500 Gift Card from Michael Gallagher Jewelers.

Every duck adopted helps a homeless cat or dog

Each duck sold helps DHA continue to place more dogs and cats with people who want to make a friend for life, and to provide important low cost services to pet owners in our community, including spay/neuter surgery and vaccination clinics.


  • 1st Prize: Quacker Jacks
    $2,500 Cash
    Quacker Jacks
  • 2nd Prize: Down at Disney
    $2,000 value
    (4) one-day Hopper Passes to Walt Disney
    World, FL and a week at the Sheraton Vistana
    Resort (airfare not included)
    Down at Disney
  • 3rd Prize: Feather Your Nest
    $1,000 value
    ShopRite gift cards
    Feather Your Nest
  • 4th Prize: Flying South

    $800 value

    Long Weekend stay (3-4 days) in Ocean City, MD

    (must be redeemed by the end of April 2018)

Delaware Humane Association


Founded in 1957, Delaware Humane Association is a nonprofit no kill animal care and adoption center serving a four state area. DHA is committed to providing for the needs of homeless and owned dogs and cats, and offers temporary shelter, affordable spay/neuter services, low cost vaccination clinics, humane education, and adoption/placement services. DHA receives no government funding, and relies on the support of the community in the form of volunteers, private donations, bequests, grants, and fundraising events to complete our mission. Visit to learn more.

701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 571-0111

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