Saturday, June 05, 2010

Adopt a $5 Duck to Benefit Athletes of Special Olympics Georgia

/PRNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) is holding its annual fundraiser where rubber ducks are adopted for $5 each and raced for prizes to help the nonprofit provide year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The 2010 Duck Derby will feature thousands of yellow rubber ducks racing in the Little Hooch at Six Flags White Water Park in Marietta June 25. Last year, the event raised $55,169.

With a $5 donation, one racing duck will be adopted in someone's name and entered in the race. Chances to win are increased with a $25 donation, in which the donor receives five duck adoptions and an adorable souvenir duck.

The adoptee of the first duck to cross the finish line wins a three-night stay at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and two airline tickets. Second place prize is one free year of Comcast's HD Preferred Plus XF Triple Play package donated by Allconnect and Comcast. Third place prize is a $250 Kauffman Tire gift card. Fourth place prize is a Nikon Cool Pix Digital Camera from Showtime Photo and Video and fifth place prize is a Verizon Wireless env3 phone by LG.

If the winning duck has one of the preselected numbers, the adoptee might win a Lake Arrowhead home valued at $225,000, two Honda Accords from Milton Martin Honda or a home theater system valued at $50,000, courtesy of EMC Security.

The park opens at 10 a.m. and the race starts at 2 p.m. Visit today to adopt your duck online.

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