On Saturday, March 26th, our employees headed over to the McCully Shopping Center, like we do every year, to help with the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii’s Annual Rubber Duckie Race. This year would mark the 29th race. We set up a booth in the shopping center parking lot from 9am to noon with our famous Spin-the-Wheel game and fun prizes.
Other pre-race festivities included the Duckie store, where you could purchase all sorts of rubber duckies and duckie paraphernalia, a tent for last minute rubber duckie adoptions, hula performances by different youth groups, and even an appearance by Ben and Maila! As the pre-race festivities took place in the shopping center parking lot, the rest of us took to the streets to wave signs and ask for donations for UCPA. The aloha spirit was alive and well as many people stopped to donate, adopt a duck, and show support for a great cause.
At approximately 1:01pm, about 20,000 duckies were released into the Ala Wai Canal, and 51 lucky people won great prizes, varying from flat screen TVs, rounds of golf, Wet ‘N Wild passes, and even an iPad Mini.
Congratulations to all the winners, and a big mahalo to everyone who came out to volunteer, donate, and show support to the UCPA of Hawaii.
Click here to check out more photos from the 29th Annual Rubber Duckie Race.