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Adopt Rubber Ducks to Benefit Georgia Special Olympics Athletes

  • Published: 2010-06-11 (Revised/Updated 2017-12-24) : Author: Special Olympics Georgia
  • Synopsis: Yellow rubber ducks can be adopted for only $5 each in order to raise funds towards Special Olympics Georgia.

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Only Two Weeks Remain to Adopt Rubber Ducks Benefiting Special Olympics Georgia Athletes...

Over the next two weeks a paddling of yellow rubber ducks can be adopted for only $5 each in order to raise funds towards Special Olympics Georgia in providing year-round sports training and competition to children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

The 2010 Atlanta Duck Derby will feature thousands of yellow rubber ducks racing in the Little Hooch at Six Flags White Water in Marietta held on Friday, June 25. Money raised from this event will go towards the continuation of funding the five State Games throughout Georgia. Participation in the Games is free for registered athletes and offers top quality professional sports competitions.

With a $5 donation at, 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. You do not have to be present to win.

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

If the winning duck has a pre-selected number, the adoptee could 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 10:00 a.m. and the Atlanta Duck Derby begins at 2:00 p.m. Visit today to adopt your duck online.

For more information on Six Flags White Water, please visit

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

About Six Flags

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is a publicly-traded corporation headquartered in New York City and is the world's largest regional theme park company with 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.

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