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DHA's Rubber Duck Race on October 2nd

Sunday, October 2, 2016
1 to 4 pm
Brandywine Town Center Fountain
Wilmington, DE

CAN'T ADOPT A CAT OR DOG FROM DHA?
"ADOPT" A DUCK!

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!

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 moonbounce, 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. The first 5 ducks to reach the a specially made catch-tube will be plucked from the tube in succession and holders of the corresponding numbers will be awarded prizes. You do not need to be present to win, but we hope you'll join us for a “quacking” good time!

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 many of DHA’s 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.

Every duck adopted helps a homeless cat or dog

While this event will be very exciting, and give a few lucky people an opportunity to win great prizes, the main purpose is to raise money to support DHA’s mission of helping homeless companion animals in Delaware and a four state area.

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

SHAKE A TAIL FEATHER WITH US

Come see us at some of our upcoming events taking place around Wilmington in support of the Rubber Duck Race. Meet our mascot "SPLASH" the duck, adopt ducks in person, get information about our programs and services, meet adoptable dogs from DHA (at select events) and more!

Rubber Duck Race Kickoff
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Guest Bartending Fundraiser at BBC Tavern
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Prizes

  • 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
    32” Vizio flat screen TV, $100 TARGET gift card, mani/pedicure, haircut, pet supplies,
    wine & more
    Feather Your Nest
  • 4th Prize: Flock Around Town
    $800 value
    Enjoy dining at a variety of family-friendly restaurants and romantic date-night locations 
    Flock Around Town
  • 5th Prize: Just Ducky
    $500 value
    Miscellaneous grocery store gift cards, including ShopRite, Wegmans & Whole Foods for
    over $100 each
    Just Ducky
Delaware Humane Association

ABOUT DHA

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 delawarehumane.org to learn more.

DELAWARE HUMANE ASSOCIATION
701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 571-0111
info@delawarehumane.org

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