If you have driven up and down I-75 in Dayton in the past month you may have noticed a couple giant yellow ducks alongside the highway. These oversized water fowl are not symbolic of the start of duck season, sorry Elmer Fudd, but rather to make people aware of the upcoming Rubber Duck Regatta to benefit United Rehabilitation Services. The event, which will be held on Saturday, September 21st at Riverscape MetroPark in Downtown Dayton helps to raise money for URS, an incredible organization focused on helping disabled people in our community. The event takes place at the same time as the Taste of the Miami Valley event, so there is plenty of great food to be enjoyed. The Rubber Duck Regatta kicks off with a kids parade that starts at 3:45 and then at 4:30, it’s race time, when 15,000 rubber ducks are dumped into the river. These squeaky little yellow rubber duckies float down the Great Miami in a race for the finish line. Prizes include a car, a vacation trip, gift cards, a kindle fire, and more. Of course the greatest prize of all is helping URS achieve their goal of serving the needs of disabled children and adults across the Miami Valley.
Selling 15,000 ducks is no easy task, but we’re going to make it happen. You can help. If you’re interested in adopting a duck for $5.00 or maybe getting a quack pack of 6 ducks for 25 Bucks, or just learning more about the event, visit www.DaytonDucks.com. Your contribution is part of a fun event and will help improve someone’s life right here in our community.
As a member of the URS Board, I am excited for this year’s event and proud of all of the work that the organization does in the community. Thank you to everyone who supports URS and their incredible mission.