Adopt a rubber duck for charity

Wakefield Rotary's Super Duper Duck Splash benefits local youth

From WSJ Staff Reports

Ducks will race again during the Wakefield Rotary Club’s third annual Super Duper Duck Splash, on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at WRAL Soccer Park, 7700 Perry Creek Road in Raleigh, parking lot #5. Proceeds from the charity fundraiser benefit local youth initiatives. 

Rubber ducks are currently available for adoption on Wakefield Rotary’s Super Duper Duck Splash website, and can be purchased until the race begins at noon on the day of the event. For a chance to win a first-place cash prize of $1,500, second place $1,000 or third place $500, participants can purchase a single duck adoption for $5 or groups of ducks at a discount. 

Proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit local youth-based nonprofits Note in the Pocket, Wake Forest Boys & Girls Club, Kerr Family YMCA and NC Football Club Youth. 

This year, there are two ways to watch the rubber ducks race to the finish line. Participants can choose to attend the event in-person or watch online via livestream on Wakefield Rotary’s Facebook ( or   

Local businesses and organizations can support Super Duper Duck Splash, as well as gain awareness of their business, with a sponsorship. Complete the form or email by June 1. 

See duck adoption information and event details at  

About the Rotary Club of Wakefield/Wake Forest 

Wakefield Rotarians are people of action, driven by a desire to create opportunities, strengthen communities and find solutions to challenges. Making an impact on the lives of local youth is the focus of the Rotary Club of Wakefield/Wake Forest. The club is currently meeting via Zoom, but expects to soon be back at Heritage Club, 1250 Heritage Club Avenue in Wake Forest on Thursdays (except 2nd Thursdays of the month) for its breakfast meetings. During the pandemic all meetings are being conducted by video conference from 8 – 8:45 a.m. Chartered in 2009, Wakefield Rotary Club is a service organization of business professionals, neighbors, friends and community leaders who join together to create positive change in Wake Forest, the Triangle, our state, nation and the world. Visit for more information. 

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