United Way’s Rubber Ducky Regatta Set to Launch Aug. 17

WILDWOOD – United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) in Cape May County has announced a date for their signature summer event , United Way’s Rubber Duck Regatta, set to launch Sunday, Aug. 17, at Morey’s Piers in Wildwood at 6:30 p.m. During the event, thousands of rubber racing ducks will splash around the waterpark to support UWGPSNJ’s work to improve Education, Income and Health in Cape May County. Entry is just $5 and includes a souvenir rubber ducky. Ducks are on sale now at locations throughout the county including Morey’s Piers. More information is available online at www.UnitedforImpact.org/Cape-May.

In its 20 years, the United Way Rubber Ducky Regatta has raised a remarkable $540,000 to support vital health and human service programs in Cape May County. It is the county’s largest and longest-running community fundraising event, which draws both support and spectators from throughout the region. Its success is due in large part to a number of area businesses who support the event through sponsorship, including longtime partner and host, Morey’s Piers, and title sponsor South Jersey Industries. Other sponsors include: 1st Bank of Sea Isle City, McDonald’s, Crest Savings, ShopRite, Compassionate Care Hospice, Atlantic City Electric, Cape Bank, One Off Marketing, Gaiss’ Market, Atlantic Cape Community College, Genesis Healthcare, Cape May Brewing Company, Kramer Beverage, Greater Wildwood Elks #1896, Shore Title Agency, Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, Avalon Golf Club, Country Club Tavern, Town Bank Builders, Atlanticare, Super Liquors, Coastal Broadcasting and The Herald Newspapers.

In addition, more than 50 prizes have been donated by local businesses for the winning ducks, including top prizes of a Wildwood Vacation courtesy of Senior Excursions, a ShopRite gift certificate valued at $500, and two beach cruisers donated by Zippy’s Bikes. Several other prizes include season passes to Morey’s Piers, a flat screen television, golf memberships and foursomes, restaurant gift certificates, and more! A complete listing of prizes is available at www.UnitedforImpact.org/Cape-May. Winners do not need to be present to win.

“Few events rally the community together like United Way’s Rubber Ducky Regatta. This event is only made possible through the remarkable collaboration of local volunteers, organizations, and the business community,” said John Emge, Executive Director of UWGPSNJ in Atlantic and Cape May Counties. “From sponsorship to duck sales to event logistics, it’s an impressive feat that goes a long way in supporting UWGPSNJ’s work to improve Education, Income and Health – the building blocks to a better life for all residents.”

For more information on UWGPSNJ’s Rubber Ducky Regatta or to volunteer, call United Way at 609-568-1179.

About United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey:
United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, serving communities in Pennsylvania’s Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and New Jersey’s Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Cumberland counties, is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and in people’s lives. United Way engages the community to identify the underlying causes of the most significant local issues, develops strategies and pulls together financial and human resources to address them, and measures the results. United Way is advancing the common good in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey by positively impacting the lives of people throughout the region in the areas of education, income, and health.