The Chattanooga Kiwanis Club Youth Foundation has named First Things First as the beneficiary of a portion of the proceeds from this year’s Great Kiwanis Duck Race on Saturday, June 16.
During the race, more than 5,000 ducks will be launched from the Walnut Street Bridge and float down to the finish line at the new pier along on the Northshore. Each duck is numbered with a corresponding numbered ticket. The fastest floating “adopted” duck will win $2,000 for the ticket holder. The prize for 2nd place is $1,000 and $500 for 3rd place.
“The Kiwanis Club has always been a strong supporter of family initiatives in our community,” says Julie Baumgardner, president and executive director of First Things First. “We are honored to be a beneficiary of this fine organization for a second year.”
Ducks can be “adopted” for $5 each. Get tickets by stopping by the First Things First office or going online at www.firstthings.org. Tickets purchased online will be mailed within 72 hours of receipt.
Participants must be 18 to participate and proof of age is required. The winner need not be present the day of the race. For more information or to “adopt” ducks by phone, call First Things First at 267-5383.
First Things First is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening marriages and families through education, collaboration and mobilization.