Great American Duck Race Supports Durham Literacy Center & More

FOX 50 Family Fest One highlight The highlight of this year’s FOX 50 Family Fest on Saturday, October 1st, will be the Great American Tobacco Duck Race.   Thousands of people will line the banks of the Ol’ Bull River to find out who will win prizes for the swiftest ducks. 

The Duck activities get underway at 3:30pm with a Duck Decorating Contest, followed by the Duck Race at 4pm and concludes at 5pm with an awards ceremony.  K97.5 DJ and B-Spot host Brian Dawson will join WRAL-TV Meteorologist Mike Maze to judge the Duck Decorating contest and emcee the Duck Race.

Great American Tobacco Duck RaceRace Your Duck for Three Great Causes
Proceeds from this year’s Duck Race benefit Explorer Post 50, Inter-Faith Food Shuttle and our newest partner – Durham Literacy Center.  Individual and Corporate Ducks can be purchased directly from each non-profit, below.  The Great American Tobacco Duck Race, now in its 5th year has generated over $100,000 collectively for area non-profits.

The Durham Bulls helped out with a capcom story about Explorer Post 50 we ran last week:

Today capcom takes a look at the Durham Literacy Center

Durham Literacy CenterThe Durham Literacry Center (DLC) works to increase the number of literate adults in Durham by delivering the best possible literacy services to Durham’s English and non-English speaking adults and teens who want to empower their lives through literacy.

The DLC works to assist these teenagers and adults in achieving personal goals and experiencing positive life change through increased literacy. They help this group gain the reading and writing skills, English language skills, and educational credentials (GED) needed to earn a living wage. In addition, the DLC is increasingly seeking ways to integrate technology and computer literacy into their instructional programs to enhance their students’ capacity to achieve their goals.

  • Purchase a duck for the Durham Literacy Center HERE.
  • Find out more about the Durham Literacy Center HERE.

Stay tuned to capcom for information about our third non-profit supported by the Great American Duck Race, the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle.

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Thanks to FOX 50 for contributions to this capcom story..


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