22nd Annual Rubber Duckie Race Fundraising Event Set for Fourth of July

It is going to be a fun-filled day raising much needed funds for the United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCPA) of Hawaii and honoring our first responders.  The 22nd Annual Rubber Duckie Race, with 100 percent of the duck adoptions benefiting the United Cerebral Palsy Association (UCPA) of Hawaii, is set for July fourth.

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“This year we chose the theme Hawaii Five-0 to show our appreciation of our first responders here on Hawaii Island,” said Specialty Leasing Manager Colene DeMello.  “This is an opportunity for Kings’ Shops to give back to our island community, continued Mrs. DeMello who is spearheading this year’s event.

Kings’ Shops General Manager, Steve Schwartz commented, “last year we raised over $35,000 and this year with the public’s help, we hope to raise even more.” The duck adoptions are slated to begin the first week of June.

Between the first week of June and July 4th, adoption certificates will be available at Adoption Headquarters, the Kings’ Shops Management Office and at the Queens’ MarketPlace Management Office.  Mail-in order forms will be available at Waikoloa Village Market.  Online adoptions can be made at www.KingsShops.com.  On race day look for the United Cerebral Palsy Association duck booths where adoptions will be available all the way up to 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.

The adopted ducks are tagged with a waterproof ticket with the adoption certificate number and 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. on the Fourth of July they will be released.  The first 50 duckies to cross the finish line win one of the 50 prizes which together total over $25,000.00.


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