Rotary duck race migrates to new waterway

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Updated: May. 30, 2018 at 2:02 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Rotary Charity Duck Race is moving this year. After 11 years on the Wando River, this year's race will be conducted at Smythe Lake Park on Friday, June 8. The race will be presented in conjunction with a Daniel Island

Property Owners Association "Sounds of Summer" concert featuring the well-known local band Plane Jane. The duck race festivities begin at 5 p.m. with the duck race run around 6 p.m., followed by the concert at 6:30 p.m. Duck race winners will be announced during intermission of the concert.

The Daniel Island Rotary Club has raised over $1.4 million for local charities and Rotary Service programs over the past eleven years. There will be a $20,000 prize pool for the first flock of lucky ducks to finish the race. But George Roberts, Rotary Club member and Duck Race Chair, says " The real winners are many charitable causes."

The Daniel Island Rotary Club is seeking Daniel Island Businesses as sponsors for the 2018 duck race event. Individuals are invited to adopt ducks in the race, for $10 per duck from a rotary club member or by going to their website.

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