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The Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash (acronym "KIDS") is produced by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale. 2024 will be the 19th Year for the KIDS! The event is most often called a "Duck Race" by the more than 200 event producers around the world. From 5,000 to 100,000 or more yellow rubber ducks "race" to a finish line to earn great prizes for their "adoptive" owners, matched by a unique number on a tag on the bottom of each duck. The Duck Splash will once again be held at the beautiful Verdugo Park in Glendale on May 4th! All net proceeds will go back into the community to help those in need. We are shakin' our tailfeathers over the fact that more than $1,400,000 has gone back into the community into programs benefitting our children and youth! Not bad for a flock of little rubber duckies!

Our 90 second video will explain a lot! The beneficiaries of the charitable fundraising event are primarily children and youth in Glendale and neighboring cities throughout Los Angeles County. The participating non-profit organizations are listed on the Duck Buddies page of this website. If you adopt through a Duck Buddy team, the team will receive at least 50% of your adoption. The top 3 Duck Buddy Teams will receive more, so adopt for your favorite team and help them help the community too!

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