News release from SCAN:
Today’s SCAN/Weigand Duck Race will break records
Small Duck. Big Bucks.
(July 24, 2015) – More than 18,200 plastic duckies are waiting for race day where winners compete for a chance to win $1 million*, plus 27 other quacktastic prizes in the 27th Annual Weigand Construction Duck Race to Benefit SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect). Tomorrow’s event will take place on the St. Joseph River at Johnny Appleseed Park Boat Ramp between 10:30 and 11 a.m.
This year’s race is the highest grossing race to date, and has raised a record breaking $186,159. Ducks are still available before the race at the Boat Ramp. A “race viewing” space for spectators will be created near the river bank to ensure the public can view the race at a safe distance. However, children’s activities which generally take place prior to the race have been cancelled. Please note, due to the unknown conditions of the river on Saturday, a specific race time cannot be given; the race will occur when the river team determines conditions to be right, between 10:30 and 11 am.
This year’s event was previously scheduled for June 20. The financial goal for this event was met before the event was rescheduled due to area flooding and unsafe river conditions. This year was the first in the race’s history that the race has been rescheduled. Proceeds for the Duck Race ensure SCAN can continue to provide life-changing services that protect children, prepare parents, strengthen families, and educate our community to Stop Child Abuse and Neglect. Sponsoring a duck means you are helping us achieve you mission and helping keep children safe!
SCAN will announce the winners following the race and race results will be available online at www.scanfw.org/duckrace.html
For a full listing of all 27 prizes, sponsorships, check out SCAN’s website at https://www.scanfw.org/duckrace.html or contact 421-5065 or .
*Chance cash prize, payable as a 40-year annuity.
SCAN, Inc. Indiana Gaming License # 137031.
About SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect)
Located at 500 West Main Street, SCAN impacted the lives of 23,600 adults and children in Allen and 18 surrounding northeast and north central Indiana counties in the agency’s fiscal year 2014, ending September 30th, 2014. SCAN’s mission is to protect children, prepare parents, strengthen families and education our community to Stop Child Abuse and Neglect. The agency provides prevention as well as preservation services for children and families who are victims of, or are at-risk for child abuse and neglect. The vast majority of our services are provided at no cost. If you or someone you know if a parent in need of support, contact SCAN – we want to help families. For more information, visit us at www.scanfw.org. To report child maltreatment, call Indiana Child Abuse/Neglect Hotline: 800.800.5556.