Adopt your lucky duck today and you could be $10,000 richer! Over $15,000 in prizes will be awarded to the winning rubber ducks in the Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash (KIDS). Ducks can be "adopted" (raffle chances purchased) online at www.kiwanis3.org/ducks. The inaugural KIDS event will be Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 2:30 pm. The duck derby will run along Richland Creek adjacent to England Park near the White Bridge exit of I-40. See the "Duck Race" menu tab on the left for more information on KIDS. Nashville Kiwanis Club and Foundation is collaborating with several local non-profits we call “Duck Buddies.” You can direct proceeds to go directly to the organization of your choice. Learn more about these organizations by clicking here.
The inaugural Nashville Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash ("KIDS"), hosted by the Kiwanis of Nashville Foundation, will be held on Sunday, October 27, 2013 when at least 20,000 rubber ducks will enter the Richland Creek adjacent to England Park in West Nashville (near the White Bridge exit of Highway 40) and race to the finish line to identify winners of cash prizes.
Those who visit the race will not only able to see the spectacle of rubber duckies with sunglasses racing down the river, but have the opportunity to visit various booths hosted by the event sponsors and the participating nonprofit organizations and witness the presentation of checks to the beneficiary nonprofit organizations.
The event is produced by the Kiwanis but powered by volunteers from many organizations and schools.
Organizations that have committed to participate as sales teams for the event include American Parkinson Disease Association, Arthritis Foundation, Bootstraps Foundation, CASA Nashville,Fisk University, GraceWorks Ministries, Hands On Nashville, Iris Compass Foundation, Linda's Hope, Mental Health America, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville Children's Theatre, Nashville Predators Foundation, Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, NeedLink Nashville, Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research, Tennessee Voices for Children, and other Middle Tennessee nonprofit organizations, along with The Eliminate Project (a partnership of Kiwanis International and UNICEF to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus from our planet).
OBJECTS OF KIWANIS
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual rather than to the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and the application of higher social, business, and professional standards.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide, through Kiwanis clubs, a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render altruistic service, and to build better communities.
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which make possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism, and goodwill.
MEETINGS: EVERY FRIDAY, 11:30 a.m.
(Check "Meetings" for Programs and Holiday Schedules)
Meeting location: The Patron Platinum Club at Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville, TN
(free parking in the Predators structure on 6th Avenue just above Demonbreun - mention "Kiwanis" to the guard)
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 22908, Nashville, TN 37202-2908.
For further information please contact Executive Secretary Vic Legerton at 615-391-0123 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.