TERRE HAUTE, Ind (WTWO/WAWV) — Monday was the opening day of “rubber duck season” in the Wabash Valley.

Terre Haute Catholic Charities says this year’s Rubber Duck Regatta is presented by Kroger and involves releasing thousands of rubber ducks into the Wabash River for a race to Fairbanks Park.

The winner gets a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to win a million dollars.

The ducks cost $5 to “adopt”.

The event raises money for Catholic Charities which works to address hunger and homelessness in the Wabash Valley.

“Our goal this year is to raise $60,000, and all of that money will go to providing assistance that we need here in the Wabash Valley,” said Catholic Charities of Terre Haute Assistant Director Jennifer Buell.

The Regatta will take place on July 4.

For more information or to adopt a duck click here.