Ducks Take Over American Tobacco River to Help the Hungry

ATC logo Ducks Take Over American Tobacco River to Help the Hungry
The ducks hit the Bull River, ready to race.
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Moving the Great American Tobacco Duck Race from fall to spring turned out to be a good move for the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.   The 2009 event raised approximately $30,000, and brought a huge turn out of duck racing fans to the lawn under the Lucky Strike water tower.  The races took place on Saturday, May 16, 2009.

Over 1,000 rubber ducks hit the waters of the Bull River in two races, a Corporate Race and a People Race.  Winners took home prizes of Panthers tickets, an overnight stay and breakfast at the Washington Duke Inn, Durham Bulls prize packets, American Tobacco restaurant gift certificates, bicycles and CD players. 

Jill Bullard
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Executive Director Jill Bullard shows off the big payday for her non-profit thanks to the Great American Tobacco Duck Race.

The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle served up pancakes, sausage on a stick, popcorn and fruit smoothies for breakfast before the morning races began. 

Former WRAL-TV Trafficologist emceed the festive event, and Frankie Faucet and the Drips provided musical entertainment.   A balloon maker and face painter strolled among the children making the family-friendly event a hit.

The competition was fierce among fundraising corporate teams.  ATC Vice President of Real Estate Michael Goodmon and his team raised almost $10,000 alone for the event which benefits the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

Thanks to the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle for these capcom photos.


2009 Great American Tobacco Duck Race

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