Donate a Duck to Help Special Olympics

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The  Million Dollar Duck Race has become an annual event in Manhattan to raise money for the Special Olympics.

Every $5 donation to Special Olympics New York adopts one of these racing ducks
in your name and gives you a chance to win one million dollars, American
Airlines tickets, a digital camera, or other fabulous prizes. More importantly,
your donation will help Special Olympics New York provide year-round sports
training and Olympic-style competition to children and adults with intellectual
disabilities.

It is on Thursday, September 14th at the South Street Seaport.

Todd Harrison is helping to raise money for this event; You can sign up or just make donation here

What's been said:

Discussions found on the web:
  1. eef commented on Aug 30

    ahh … 25,000 ducks * $5 /duck is $125,000. And they are giving away $1,000,000 at the end? Wouldn’t it be better to can the duck race and just give the prize money to the Special Olympics?

    In fact, if you’ve got a lot of ready cash buying 25,000 or so ducks seems like a pretty good bet.

  2. KirkH commented on Aug 30

    I just bought the Quack Pack (5 Ducks). Two of which will be festooned with “BigPicture Blog” labels. If a BP Duck wins I will donate the money to Barry as long as he uses it to crush the evil forces of Socialism and maybe spruce up the blog 🙂

  3. Barry Ritholtz commented on Aug 31

    I read the rules — they only payout the $1m if a golden duck wins . . .

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