Adopt a $5 Duck to Benefit Athletes of Special Olympics Georgia

Jun 04, 2010, 15:24 ET from Special Olympics Georgia

Money raised helps provide year-round sports training and competition to children with intellectual disabilities

ATLANTA , June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Georgia (SOGA) is holding its annual fundraiser where rubber ducks are adopted for $5 each and raced for prizes to help the nonprofit provide year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The 2010 Duck Derby will feature thousands of yellow rubber ducks racing in the Little Hooch at Six Flags White Water Park in Marietta June 25. Last year, the event raised $55,169.

With a $5 donation, one racing duck will be adopted in someone's name and entered in the race. Chances to win are increased with a $25 donation, in which the donor receives five duck adoptions and an adorable souvenir duck.

The adoptee of the first duck to cross the finish line wins a three-night stay at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and two airline tickets. Second place prize is one free year of Comcast's HD Preferred Plus XF Triple Play package donated by Allconnect and Comcast. Third place prize is a $250 Kauffman Tire gift card. Fourth place prize is a Nikon Cool Pix Digital Camera from Showtime Photo and Video and fifth place prize is a Verizon Wireless env3 phone by LG.

If the winning duck has one of the preselected numbers, the adoptee might win a Lake Arrowhead home valued at $225,000, two Honda Accords from Milton Martin Honda or a home theater system valued at $50,000, courtesy of EMC Security.

The park opens at 10 a.m. and the race starts at 2 p.m. Visit today to adopt your duck online.

About Special Olympics Georgia 

SOGA provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for nearly 23,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities. For more information, visit

SOURCE Special Olympics Georgia