August 7, 2022

 

 

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Georgetown Police Department Lt. Erik Grasse gets ready to corral  fifty rubber ducks floating toward the finish line in the San Gabriel River October 12, 2019. Sun archive photo

 

Annual duck race fundraiser returns


Registration opens for event supporting scholarships

Hundreds of rubber ducks are getting ready for their seventh-annual race down the San Gabriel River, which is set to take place on September 24.

The Georgetown branch of the American Association of University Women is again hosting the annual duck race, which is used as a fundraiser to support scholarships for Georgetown, East View and Richarte High School seniors. 

About 300 yellow rubber ducks are used during the yearly race, which takes place across multiple heats. Ducks are released and guided down the river beginning at the lower dam crossing in San Gabriel Park, while fans cheer from along the banks of the San Gabriel River. 

Residents can participate in the race by registering and paying $10 to adopt a rubber duck for a chance to win prizes. Prizes are awarded to the top three ducks. Different sponsorships are also available. 

AAUW is a nonprofit group that advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. 

For information on how to adopt a duck for the race, contact Polly Herriott at 786- 525-4402.

— Nicholas Cicale