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Great Naples Duck Race raises money and awareness for water safety

Posted: 6:52 AM, Jan 31, 2019
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 .