TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Dozens of volunteers cleaned and “tagged” thousands of rubber ducks Tuesday for Terre Haute Catholic Charities’ fourth annual Rubber Duck Regatta.
15,000 ducks were prepared for the event, which is scheduled for July 4. The rubber ducks are dumped off a bridge into the Wabash River, before one “lucky duck” is scooped up. Whoever picks the selected duck receives a $10,000 cash prize and a chance to win $1 million.
“It’s a fun event,” Assistant Agency Director for Terre Haute Catholic Charities Jennifer Buell said. “It doesn’t cost a lot for people to get involved in and yet it benefits all of those of our neighbors who are in need of a little assistance right now.”
Buell said she hopes to raise around $60,000 from the event. Ducks can be adopted on weekdays through July 4 at the Catholic Charities office on Poplar Street in Terre Haute.