Middletown Education Collaborative will hold its 6th Annual Rubber Duck Race on Thursday, July 12, 2012, 5pm - 7pm, at Third Beach in Middletown RI. Up to 1000 rubber ducks will race to fund educational programs for Middletown public school students.
The party starts at 5pm on the beach with a DJ and party games for the kids in the family. The main event of the evening, the Duck Race, takes place when we get all our ducks "in a row" or, at least, to the starting line.
How It Works: Each duck that races is sponsored for $10 prior to the race. When you sponsor a duck you are assigned a number (think of it like a raffle ticket number), that corresponds with a numbered duck. If the duck with your corresponding number crosses the finish line first, you win the race, and the $1000 Grand Prize.
Winners do not have to be present to win. Prizes are awarded to the first 10 ducks to cross the finish line.
This year our ducks raced for the following prizes: First Prize – $1000, Second Prize – $350 and Third Prize – $150. Additional prizes will given for our 4th through 10th place winners.
The MEC Duck Race is a family-fun event held to raise money for support and fund creative and innovative learning experiences for Middletown students. We want to offer the children of Middletown the opportunity to have more than the basic curriculum, and give the educators of Middletown the opportunity to enhance their curriculum. Proceeds from the race are used to support Middletown public school students.
The Duck Race is sponsored, and made possible, by the generosity of People's Credit Union.
We also thank our sponsors: BMW of Newport, Del’s of Middletown, Forster Orthodontics, Polo Cleaners, Sweetberry Farm, The Mooring Restaurant, Aquidneck Pizza and Frosty Freez.
Visit www.mecmec.org for more information or contact Cris Offenberg at 401-258-6626. You can also find us on Facebook.
MEC is a non-profit 501(c)(3)organization whose goal is to enhance the educational opportunities of all Middletown public school students through grants for programs not funded through the school department.