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CASA plans to host “greatest duck race in California” to raise funds

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The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara county is holding a rubber ducky race to raise funds for its efforts to aid abused and neglected children.

The CASA Duck Derby is will be held this Sunday May 19 at 1 p.m. at the CMT Ranch on Dominion Road in Orcutt.

The organization plans to let loose 10,000 rubber ducks down a custom-built “slip ‘n slide.” Participants can adopt a duck and the person adopting the first duck to cross the finish line wins a Toyota Tacoma from Toyota of Santa Maria, or $5,000 cash.

“We’re hoping this will be among the greatest duck races in California, giving the community a fun way to support CASA’s critical work in advocating for children who have experienced abuse or neglect,” said Kim Colby Davis, Executive Director of CASA of Santa Barbara County.

The second place prize is a family vacation package to San Diego while third place prize is a $1,000 credit for Casa Bonita Furniture.

According to a press release, there are about 500 rubber ducks left to adopt.

For more information, go to the CASA Duck Derby site.

Pablo Arauz Peña

Pablo Arauz Peña

Pablo Arauz Peña is a content producer for KSBY. He was previously a freelance reporter for two public radio affiliate stations. He has also interned for the Associated Press entertainment desk. Follow him @pabloaarauz
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