Freestore Foodbank Announces Total Raised Through 22nd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta
This morning, during the Rubber Duck Regatta Prize presentation at Superior Honda, the Freestore Foodbank announced that 165,325 ducks were sold and $1,082,067 was raised through the 22nd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. That’s the equivalent of more than three million meals. This marks the third consecutive year that the event has raised more than $1 million. Congratulations to all of the winners of the 22nd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta:
First Prize (2016 Honda Civic LX Sedan): Geraldine Berchtold, age 83, of Loveland
$5,200 in groceries from Kroger ($100 per week for a year): Grant Hesser of Mt. Lookout
$500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union: Helen Diehl of Park Hills, Kentucky
$500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union: Sandra Ausdenmoore of Green Township
$500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union: Christopher Towe of Madeira
$500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union William Wade of Cleves
$500 cash from KEMBA Credit Union: Standford Seto of Loveland
Helping Our Hungry Neighbors
100% of duck purchases go directly to providing meals for hungry children in our community.
Get your ducks in a row during your next trip to the grocery store. Look for the $5, $10 and $25 tear-off coupons at the check-out of your Kroger and be sure to register your ducks here. Second prize winner will receive a year worth of groceries from Kroger.
We are honored to announce that Local 12 Anchor Bob Herzog has assumed the role as Honorary Chair of the Rubber Duck Regatta from the late Tim Hedrick. Bob is a longtime friend of the Rubber Duck Regatta, as well as the Freestore Foodbank.
Hallie and Riley's lives took a drastic turn when their dad died unexpectedly of a heart attack. Their mother could have never imagined needing help putting food on the table for her children. Generous support from people like you helped them in their time of need.
Our friends with 7UP are in on the fun. Use the code on 7UP bottles and cans and get two ducks free. We all know, ducks swim better as a family. You can register your 7UP ducks here.
Weekend Kroger Sales
Our staff and volunteers sold ducks from:
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 13 and Sunday, August 14 at the Anderson Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 13 and Sunday, August 14 at the Harper’s Point Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 20 and Sunday, August 21 at the Delhi Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 20 and Sunday, August 21 at the Hyde Park Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 20 and Sunday, August 21 at the Newport Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 27 and Sunday, August 28 at the Oakley Kroger
12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday August 27 and Sunday, August 28 at the Western Hills Kroger
“Duck” t-shirts were available to anyone who bought $25 worth of ducks from our team during this time (Check-Out Duck does not apply). We hope to see you September 4th!
Together, we can solve hunger and ensure that children have the fuel they need to grow healthy and strong. Every duck that you purchase helps to provide meals to hungry children and families right here in our community:
$5 = One duck and equates to 15 meals
$25 = “Big Quack” – Five ducks, plus one free and equates to 75 meals
$50 = “Bob’s Quack Pack” – Ten ducks, plus two free and equates to 150 meals
$100 – “Flock of Ducks” – Twenty ducks, plus four free and equates to 300 meals
The Great American Quacky Games
At 12:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26, teams from Local 12, 9 On Your Side, WLWT News 5 and The Cincinnati Enquirer competed in the Great American Quacky Games on Fountain Square, while helping to raise awareness for the Freestore Foodbank’s 22nd Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. The following teams participated in a variety of games:
Local 12 – Bob Herzog, Adam Clements, Perry Schaible, Megan Moore 9 On Your Side– Kathrine Nero, Chris Riva, Dan Carroll, Jaclyn DeAugustino WLWT News 5 – Amanda Kelley, Tammy Mutasa, Jennifer Schack, Faith Tucker The Cincinnati Enquirer – Kate McGinty, Dillon Risser, Mike Betz, Rasputin Todd
Kiss107’s D-Lo served as our emcee. During the “games,” Freestore Foodbank volunteers sold ducks on Fountain Square for $5 each or six for $25.
Pokémon GO: Lures were placed around Fountain Square during the Quacky Games.