The Rubber Duck Regatta is one of my favorites events. Watch over 200,000 bright yellow ducks soar (actually they are dumped) off the “Purple People Bridge” during downtown Labor Day festivities. This year the ducks are swimming on Sunday, September 2nd.
All the proceeds benefit the Freestore Foodbank who distributes over 12 million pounds of food each year through a dedicated network of over 400 local Partner Agencies.
A $5 donation buys a numbered duck and if your rubber ducky floats across the finish line first- you win a car. If you have a few extra dollars $25 buys 6 ducks. So in addition to helping others- you get the opportunity to cheer on your duck in the race- a win/win.