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Who is Quacky and what is the Lucky Ducky Race for Pace??

Quacky is our adorable mascot who can be seen all over Manatee County, encouraging everyone she meets to adopt her adorable ducklings to raise funds for Pace Center for Girls. Here are the basics:

  • At LEAST 25,000 adorable rubber ducks racing down the Manatee River
  • YOU can adopt one of those ducklings and win a new JEEP Wrangler (2 year lease) sponsored by Firkins Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram if your duck crosses the finish line first... plus other great prizes, including Weekly Dinner for 2 at Anna Maria Oyster Bar for a YEAR!
  • All the fun will happen on the afternoon of May 11, 2019 at Caddy's at the Pointe.The race is tide dependent and therefore the timing is approximate. Come relax with the beautiful view while enjoying delicious food and drinks at Caddy's until the ducklings are ready!
  • VID (Very Important Duck): The VID program will be returning in 2019! They will have their very own "race" just before the Lucky Ducky Race for PACE!! Want in on the fun? For $350, you'll receive a Corporate Duck with your logo in the VID Race, plus 100 ducks in the Lucky Ducky Race for Pace! Keep those 100 entries for yourself or give them away to customers and friends - your choice. A banner will be on display at race listing all VID's, plus you could win a trophy for being the VERY BEST VID!
Do you LOVE Quacky?
Then join the fun! Quacky is currently getting her "ducks in a row" for the 2019 race and could use your help! No matter your skills or interests, there is a place for you! Here are a few ways you can help:

SPONSOR: We are currently seeking Event Sponsors at all levels, from a $350 Best Dressed Duck Entry to a Diamond Duck Sponsorship at $5,000 (and everything in between). Contact us to find out how Quacky can help promote your business while you are helping Pace change the lives of girls right here in Manatee County.

Host a Team! Help Quacky adopt her adorable ducklings and challenge other teams to see who can adopt the most. Pick a cute name and Pace will help you set up your very own page to share with your friends, relatives, coworkers and neighbors!

Join Quacky and your friends at the Ducktail Party... held in early April with more details coming soon!

Help Tag Ducks: The week before the race!... all 25,000+ little ducklings will be tagged and prepared for the race.

Contact for more info on any of these opportunities!

What it's all about... Changing Lives!

Of course, everybody loves Quacky and she is working hard to bring fun to Manatee County! However, as the primary fundraiser for Pace Center for Girls, the Lucky Ducky Race for Pace is really about changing the lives of girls in Manatee County. Pace values all girls and young women, believing each one deserves an opportunity to find her voice, achieve her potential and celebrate a life defined by responsibility, dignity, serenity and grace.

Adopt a Duck... Help a GIRL!
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For more information on these opportunities, contact Christi Haley at or via phone at 941.751.4566.