Adopt a rubber duck and join in a day of family fun at the Second Annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta hosted by the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild. On Saturday, Oct. 6, approximately 2,500 ducks will begin their race across the Lagoon at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort.  Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line. The event will have fun activities for the whole family, including Abrakadoodle face painters, crafts, scavenger hunts, and a chance to win the $50,000 Golden Duck Prize. Admission is free!  Festivities will begin at 11 a.m. and the Duck Regatta begins at 1 p.m.



Make a donation of $10 or more to the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild to adopt a duck. Ducks are available for adoption at the Sacred Heart Gift Shop in Miramar Beach or online at www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com. Prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line. Prizes include four one-day passes to Walt Disney World, two round trip tickets on Southwest Airlines, a 42” LCD HDTV,  iPad2s’, and two one year Gold’s Gym memberships. Additionally, the first 10 ducks to cross the finish line also qualify for a chance to win the $50,000 Golden Duck Prize.



Jim Borchert, Duck Regatta chairman, had this to say about last year’s successful Duck Regatta.



“I am really happy that we are able to provide funds to expand the services that Sacred Heart Hospital can provide to our community.”



The Guild’s fundraising activities are used to fund mission services, hospital capital projects, and to award scholarships to nursing and healthcare professionals for continuing education. For more information about the Guild or volunteering at Sacred Heart, go to www.sacredheartemeraldcoast.org.



 For more information about the Emerald Coast Duck Regatta or to adopt a duck, go to www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com.