2014 Rubber Duck Race!

Saturday, July 12, 2014 We will be set up at 10:30 AM, with the race starting at NOON and our Annual Meeting commencing at 1:00 PM.

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Join us at Freedom Park on Saturday, July 12th!

We'll send thousands of rubber ducks down Little Sugar Creek (between the park and the Nature Museum) at 12pm NOON

One lucky duck will win $1,500 CASH! Another 20 lucky ducks will receive prizes! 


Individual (1 Duck) = $5

Family (5 Ducks) = $20, 20% DISCOUNT             

Flock (20 Ducks) = $75, 25% DISCOUNT


You can also buy tickets by calling the CRF office at 704-679-9494 or by sending cash/check to:
421 Minuet Lane, Suite 205 
Charlotte, NC 28217                                                                             


2014 Catawba Riverkeeper Rubber Duck Race - Terms and Conditions 

1. The race will take place on Little Sugar Creek at Freedom Park, Charlotte, NC, on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at approximately 12:00 PM.  All ducks will be provided by Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.

2. In the case of inclement weather, acts of God or other circumstances, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation reserves the right to postpone or reschedule the race or to determine winners by a random drawing, at its sole discretion.

3. Once the ducks are in the creek, participants may not interfere with any duck.

4. Participants will have the ability to decorate ducks starting at 10:30 AM prior to the race.  Ducks may be decorated with ink and various other aesthetic modifications.  Ducks may not be altered in such a way that gives them an advantage in the race.

5. Each duck will have a number identifying it.

6. An entry must be completely filled out and received by Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation prior to the start of the race for a ticket to be eligible to win a prize.

7. No purchase necessary to win.  Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation does request a donation of $5.00 per entry to benefit Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, a charitable organization under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Free entry tickets defeat the charitable fundraising purpose of the event and are not encouraged.  However, one free entry ticket per person can be obtained by presenting a handwritten request to Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation at 421 Minuet Ln, Suite 205, Charlotte, NC 28217 and submitting a self-addressed, stamped return #10 envelope for mailing of entry ticket.  Requests for free entry tickets after 15,000 ducks will not be honored.  All requests must be received by July 1, 2013.

8. Winners must be 18 years of age and must prove eligibility.  Employees and board members of the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation are not eligible to win.

9. Any and all taxes and fees are the sole responsibility of the winner.  Winner must provide tax identification number to Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation for income-reporting purposes.

10. By entering, entrants release Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and its staff, volunteers and other related entities from any and all liability with respect to prizes, and consents to the use of their names and likenesses without additional compensation.

11. Chances of winning depend on the total number of qualified entries.

12. This event is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited by law.

13. All decisions and interpretations of rules and regulations will be made by Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation and its judgment final.

14. Prize winners will be announced at the event awards ceremony immediately following the conclusion of the race.  Winners will, when necessary, also be notified by United States mail or by telephone.  If winner does not claim his/her prize from Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation within 30 days after July 12, 2014, Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation will select a winner through a random drawing of entry tickets.  All prizes will be awarded.

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