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Apr 19, 2012
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Rubber Ducky River Race - May 19
The Madison Mallards, Madison Parks, and West Bend present the
"Remarkable Rubber Ducky River Race"
Date: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Time: Noon - 2 p.m.
Event Location: Tenney Park, 402 N. Thornton Ave. and Yahara River
Prices: $2/one duck or $10/six ducks
Event website: http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/celebrate/ducky.cfm
To purchase your ducks in advance: www.mallardsbaseball.com
The Madison Mallards Baseball Club, Madison Parks, the Madison Parks Foundation, and West Bend are teaming up for the 4th annual Remarkable Rubber Ducky River Race at Tenney Park on the Yahara River. The fun-filled event will be held on May 19 from Noon - 2 p.m. and all proceeds of the event will benefit the Goodman Pool Scholarship Fund.
You may purchase Rubber Ducks in advance online at Mallardsbaseball.com or on the day of the event. There will be a limited number of Rubber Ducks available so we encourage event-goers to get there as early as possible or to pre-purchase. All age groups are welcome to participate. The first 500 participants will also receive a Rubber Duck as a keepsake from the event. The grand prize for the winner of the race will be a party for 20 at the "Duck Pond" in the new Home Plate club Seats on Opening Day (May 30) including the opportunity to throw out the ceremonial first pitch, 20 great seats for the game. The grand prize winner will also have the opportunity to receive an additional $1,000 in cash if he/she purchases optional insurance for their duck(s) courtesy of West Bend.
"The proceeds of the Rubber Ducky River Race have provided over 180 kids scholarships for swimming lessons at Goodman Pool." says Kevin Briski, Madison Parks Superintendent. "Madison Parks thanks the Mallards and West Bend for their support of this event and of the scholarship fund."
In addition to the Remarkable Rubber Ducky Race, Mallards mascot Maynard G. Mallard will be on-hand to greet fans, and kids and parents can test their skills with the Speed Pitch, T-Ball Game, Baggo Tournament, and other games.
The Madison Mallards open their 2012 season at the Warner Park "Duck Pond" on May 30. Single-game tickets go on sale April 28 and 7-game ticket packages and season tickets are on sale now.
Goodman Pool is scheduled to open for the season on Friday, June 8. Lessons are filling up quickly. To enroll, visit the Goodman Pool website at www.cityofmadison.com/parks/pool