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Westport Sunrise Rotary Duck Race Coming To Jesup Green

The ducks hit the water at the Great Duck Race.
The ducks hit the water at the Great Duck Race. Photo Credit: David Esposito

WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club will have its 7th Annual Great Duck Race from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 13 at Jesup Green,

Attendees can buy a numbered $20 ticket, which sponsors the racing duck with the matching number. The sponsor of the first-place duck wins $5,000, the second-place winner will receive $1,000 and the third- through 10th-place winners each receive $500.

Proceeds from the race will benefit area organizations including Andrew’s Army, CLASP Homes, ElderHouse, Mercy Learning Center, Project Morry, Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, The Susan Fund and Westport Warm-Up Fund.

The event features children's arts and crafts, food trucks, face painting, games, a magician, a bouncy castle and a dunk tank featuring Westport leaders.

New to 2015 is the Great Duck Race 5K Fun Run. The run starts at 9 a.m. in the Imperial Avenue parking lot and ends at Jesup Green. Entry for the run is $25 and all net proceeds will be donated to Homes with Hope. To register for the run, visit: http://www.active.com/westport-ct/running/distance-running-races/the-great-duck-race-5k-fun-run-2015 .

Duck Race tickets are available for purchase at Patriot Bank in Compo Acres Shopping Center, The Russell Agency at 317 Pequot Ave., Southport and from Sunrise Rotarians around town until the day of the race. Ticket holders do not need to be present at the race to win.

For more information, visit GreatDuckRace.org . To learn about Westport Sunrise Rotary, visit westportsunriserotary.com .

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