$1,000 prize up for grabs for winner of upcoming Duck Derby

Published: May. 26, 2015 at 8:21 PM EDT|Updated: May. 30, 2015 at 8:21 PM EDT
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Thousands of yellow rubber ducks will be in a race this Saturday that will put $1,000 in someone's pocket.

Coastal Horizons Center, Inc. is hosting the Inaugural Coastal Duck Derby on May 30 at Jungle Rapids Water Park. The event will benefit the Open House Emergency Youth Shelter and Residential Services.

Over 6,000 rubber ducks have been adopted so far. Each duck cost $5. You can also purchase a "Quack Pack" (6 ducks) for $25.00, a "Quacker's Dozen" (12 ducks) for $50.00, and a "Flock of Ducks" (25 ducks) for $100.00.

All of the ducks purchased will race down the park's volcano water slide and into the lazy river. The first duck to cross the finish line wins $1,000 for the person who adopted it. Prizes are also awarded to the top four finishers.

The race begins at 6:00 p.m. at Jungle Rapids Water Park at 5320 Oleander Drive.

Mobile users click here for a preview of the race. For more information on how to adopt a duck, click here.

Winners do not have to be present to win.

The event is free and open to the public.

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