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Great Naples Duck Race raises money and awareness for water safety

Posted at 6:52 AM, Jan 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-31 10:40:31-05

NAPLES, Fla. — 10,000 rubber ducks are scheduled to race down the Sun-N-Fun Lagoon's lazy river this Saturday to raise money and awareness for water safety through the NCH Safe and Healthy Children's Coalition during the Great Naples Duck Race.

You can adopt a duck, starting at $10, to race down the river for prizes. The first three ducks to cross the finish line will win either $10,000, $5,000 or $2,500. You don't have to be present at the event to win.

One duck is $10 and will pay for a life jacket that will be available for free use at 15 Collier County locations. $50 will get you six ducks which will pay for 10 swimming lessons for a child. Twelve ducks for $100 will pay for seven water safety presentations at preschools. You can purchase up to 24 ducks for $200. All the money raised will go towards drowning prevention.

The event is Saturday, February 2nd at 4 p.m. It's located at 15000 Livingston Road in Naples.

You can register HERE.