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Wakefield Rotary’s Duck Splash set for June 15

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WAKE FOREST — More than 5,000 rubber ducks will race to the finish line in the Wakefield Rotary Club’s first Super Duper Duck Splash on Saturday, June 15.

The event will be held from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the WRAL Soccer Park, Parking Lot 5, 7700 Perry Creek Road, Raleigh.

By adopting ducks in the Super Duper Duck Splash fundraiser, the public has the chance to win $1,500, $1,000 or $750 if their duck is the first, second or third to cross the finish line. Other prizes will also be given away. Ducks can be adopted for as little as $5 by visiting

Other free family-friendly activities taking place on race day include games, bounce house inflatables, face painting, footgolf, skillz nets, a DJ, sponsor booth giveaways and four food trucks. Miss North Carolina Global U.S. Amy Iannarella will lead the crowd in a countdown to the duck race.

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit four local youth-focused nonprofits which the club calls their Duck Buddies — Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, Note in the Pocket, SAFEchild and North Carolina Football Club Youth.

Michael Travis, fundraising chair for Wakefield Rotary, said the club’s first Super Duper Duck Splash will have a big impact on the community through the support of local companies who are sponsors and those who adopt a duck.

“It’s a fun way to get involved by adopting ducks, watching them race and winning cash and prizes,” Travis said. “At the very same time, you’re helping support local youth initiatives that are good for our community.”

Visit to adopt ducks and learn more about activities taking place during the event.