The Glendale Kiwanis Club is hoping to make a big splash with its
The Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash is coming to town Sept. 10, but
those who wish to participate have to first adopt one or more of the
thousands of faux-feathered aquatic fowl that will be featured in the
“Adoption papers” for the rubber duckies, which will be raced
around “Lake Glendale,” are available at the Glendale Chamber of
Commerce, Glendale Central Library and Montrose-Verdugo City Chamber
of Commerce. A kick-off ceremony was held Friday at the Glendale City
Municipal Services Building in Glendale.
More than 75 nonprofit groups will benefit from the event,
organizer Victor Legerton said.
The group estimates that anywhere between 30,000 to 100,000 duck
adoptions will be made for the race.
The race course will be the temporary Lake Glendale, which will be
erected the day of the event at Verdugo Park.
The competition will take 15 to 20 minutes as the ducks make their
way on a current from one end of the course to the other. Awaiting
the ducks at the end will be a suction tube that will randomly snag
the lucky ducks. Each duck will be numbered, corresponding to its
A top prize could be $1 million if someone’s lucky ducky comes in.
For every 10,000 ducks entered in the race, three will be selected
to win the cash prize.
The cash prize will be paid by SCA Promotions, which provides
large jackpot prizes for charity events.
First prize will be a new automobile and other prizes will be
determined later, Legerton said.
The event is being billed as one of the most unique Duck Splash
events in the U.S.
The event -- licensed by Great American Merchandising and Events
-- is typically staged by a single group for its own benefit,
For this event, however, virtually every nonprofit group in Los
Angeles County is being invited to participate.
Single ducks or a flock may be adopted by logging on to
www.ducks4kids.com. Ducks can also be adopted at the Glendale Chamber
of Commerce, the Central Branch of the Glendale Public Library and
the Montrose Verdugo-City Chamber of Commerce. Call (818) 434-3935.