Nearly 20,000 ducks to race the St. Joseph this weekend for SCAN

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Over 19,000 plastic ducks will race to the finish line as they swim down the St. Joseph River this Saturday, June 16th.
The 30th Annual Weigand Construction Duck Race to Benefit SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) is this weekend, and features lots of fun activities. Located in Johnny Appleseed Park and at Fort Wayne Turners, activities will begin at 7:00pm and include a Kids’ Zone with free carnival games, bounce house, face painting, and much more.
There will also be live music from Unlikely Alibi, food trucks, a beer garden hosted by Fort Wayne Turners, and a fireworks show to close the evening.

The Duck Race will start at approximately 8:00pm and the top 25 ducks will receive prizes, with the top duck winning $5,000 with a chance cash prize of $1 million.

As of today, SCAN has sold more than 11,000 ducks and raised $151,509. The 2018 goal is to raise $218,000. You can sponsor a duck for just $5, or you can increase your chance of winning by purchasing a “duck deal.” They are 1 for $5, 5 for $20, 13 for $50, 25 for $90, 50 for $160, or 100 for $300. Ducks can be purchased in person at SCAN at 500 W. Main Street until 4:00pm on Friday, June 15th. Ducks will also be available at the event, Saturday, June 16th.

Additionally, the Quackers Riverway 5K Presented by Franklin Electric will start at 6:30pm at Fort Wayne Turners. This 5K run/walk will start and finish at Johnny Appleseed Park. Registration is $25 through midnight on Thursday, June 14th. Race day registration is $30. Each participant will receive a swag bag and race t-shirt. Will you go the distance for SCAN?

All proceeds from the 30th Annual Weigand Construction Duck Race to Benefit SCAN and the Quackers Riverway 5K support SCAN’s programs that continue to provide life-changing services to protect children, prepare parents, strengthen families, and educate our community to Stop Child Abuse and Neglect.