Get ready for a wet and wacky fun-filled day this Fourth of July at Kings’ Shops Waikoloa Beach Resort.
The 21st Annual Rubber Duckie Race, with 100 percent of the duck sales benefiting the United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCPA) of Hawaii and the Food Basket, is set for July 4. “Our goal is to raise much needed funds to assist those with cerebral palsy and associated disabilities helping our community here at home on Hawaii Island,” said Steven Schwartz, general manager of Kings’ Shops. “Last year over $30,000 was raised and this year we hope to raise even more with the public’s help.”
This year, adopted ducks will be tagged with a waterproof ticket and adoption number with the name of the adoptee. They will then be placed in a giant starting cage which is suspended over the Kings’ Lake. At exactly 3 p.m. they will be released. The first 50 duckies to cross the finish line will win over $24,000 in prizes.
Between now and July 4th, adoption certificates are available at Adoption Headquarters, the Kings’ Shops Management Office and at the Queens’ MarketPlace Management Office. Mail-in order forms are available at Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union locations and the Waikoloa Village Market and online purchases can be made at www.kingsshops.com. On race day look for the United Cerebral Palsy Association duck booth where adoptions will be available before race time. Adopt a duck with a donation of $5 or a “quack pack” of four adoption certificates and a duckie t-shirt for a $25 donation.
In addition to the race, the first 500 people who arrive at the event at 9:30 a.m. will receive goodie bags filled with gifts, promotions and discounts from Kings’ Shops merchants and a commemorative rubber duckie in honor of the event. It is an entire day of fun from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with loads of activities for the entire family including live entertainment on Center Stage, watermelon eating contest, food booths and the famous duck waddling and duck calling contests with great prizes.
Kings’ Shops, Hawaii Island’s premier shopping and dining destination is located at 250 Waikoloa Beach Drive in the Waikoloa Beach Resort. For more information call the Adoption Headquarters, Kings’ Shops Management Office at (808) 886-8811 or visit www.kingsshops.com.
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