For more than 20 years, United Way has hosted the most colorful and celebrated community event in Cape May County. It’s the Rubber Ducky Regatta, and during this summertime affair, thousands of rubber duckies take to the water for a race around Raging Waters River Adventure to support United Way’s work in Cape May County. This year’s event takes place on Sunday, August 14 at 6:30 p.m.
This year, with support from this event, United Way is expanding Success By 6®, an early childhood development initiative, in Cape May County. The focus will be on early literacy, and the goal is to ensure all kindergarteners in Cape May County have access to quality, age-appropriate books in their homes.
Throughout the school year, local children enrolled in public kindergarten will build their very own libraries through the First Book® program. Additionally, teachers will have the opportunity to incorporate these books into their curriculum or classroom reading sessions!
The Rubber Ducky Regatta is the county’s largest and longest-running community focused special event, which draws both support and spectators from throughout region. Its success is due in large part to a number of area businesses who sponsor the event, including longtime partner and host, Morey’s Piers & Beachfront Waterparks, and title sponsor, South Jersey Industries.
Additionally, a host of prizes are donated by local vendors to accompany the winning ducks. Top prizes include:
• ShopRite Gift Card
• Sand Barren’s Associate Sand Pass
• Stone Harbor Golf Club Greens Fees
• Season Passes to Morey’s Piers
• A Flat Screen Television, and more!
A complete prize list, as well as a selection of souvenir ducks, are available now at locations throughout Cape May County. Locations include Cape Bank, Crest Savings Bank, First Bank of Sea Isle City, Wildwood Visitor’s Center, Morey’s Piers Customer Service, Cape May-Lewes Ferry Gift Shop, Village Card and Gifts, and Cape May County Chamber of Commerce Visitor’s Center.
Raging Waters Water Park is located at 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. For more information, and to purchase or register your duck, visit unitedforimpact.org/cape-may/local-initiatives/rubber-ducky-regatta.