Five thousand rubber ducks will race their way to shore at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Sylvan Beach. Area residents are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs to enjoy the DuPont Rubber Duck Regatta, which benefits the La Porte Education Foundation.
Those who “adopt” ducks have the chance to win a wide variety of prizes, including a $2,500 gift card and the chance to win a new Ford Focus. Other prizes include a $1,000 gift card, 42-inch HD television, two iPads, an XBox, gas grill, deep sea fishing trip for two, an iPod Nano, a Kindle and a Garmin GPS.
At press time, duck adoptions are still available by visiting the LPISD Communications Office, located at 1002 San Jacinto St. Duck adoptions will also be sold until 10 a.m. on the day of the race if still available. Adoptions are $5 each, with larger packages available.
DuPont is the Title Sponsor for the event, with LyondellBasell a Platinum Sponsor. Gold Sponsors include Noltex LLC, Kaneka, PPG, Lubrizol, Gulf Coast Educators Federal Credit Union and Crawley’s Shoreline Construction. Walmart and Beacon Federal Credit Union are Silver Sponsors. Bronze Sponsors are INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA and Kuraray America, Inc. Other sponsors include Goodyear Bayport Chemical Plant, Bayshore Financial Advisors and A.C. Collins Ford.
For more information, call the LPISD Communications Office at 281-604-7001.