YWCA Clinton to host Splash for Cash

CLINTON — YWCA Clinton will fill its pool with ducks for its "Splash for Cash" Duck Drawing from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1, officials have announced.

The public is invited to purchase ducks now for $10, with all proceeds benefitting the YWCA for initiatives such as the organization's swimming pool operations. Numbered ducks will be tossed into the pool and the "lucky ducks" drawn will win prizes, including a top prize of $5,000, $7,500, or as much as $10,000.

"For the past 11 years, YWCA Clinton has held an annual auction to raise the funds needed to sustain our many community-focused programs and services," YWCA Marketing Director Sarah Brubaker said. "This year, instead of our auction, we wanted to switch it up a bit and try something new; something more people could come and be a part of. We loved the idea of filling our pool with rubber ducks. It’s something new and fun and also a really easy way for people to show their support for YWCA Clinton."

The YWCA duck drawing offers a guaranteed top prize of $5,000, a press release states, with that prize potentially increasing to as much as $10,000 if 10,000 ducks are sold (or $7,500 if 7,500 ducks are sold). Other YWCA programs benefitting from the contest include fitness programs, childcare, Worthy Child Scholarships, preschool and summer camps, and the Rapid Rehousing and Homelessness Prevention initiatives.

In addition to the duck drawing itself, the YWCA Splash for Cash event will include outdoor activities with live music by Down 24, and will offer local food vendor favorites such as Holly’s Dogs, Kelly Girls, and Glazey Daze Donuts. There is no cost to attend the event; the public is invited to bring lawn chairs and come enjoy the fun of cheering on the Duck Drawing at YWCA Clinton.

Those wishing to purchase ducks may do so at the YWCA Clinton front desk, online at www.ywcaclinton.org/DUCKS, or at local merchants Clinton National Bank, the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, Brown’s Shoe Fit Company, Design Setters, Déjà Vu, Clinton Family Back & Neck, and Rockin Rhoni’s Unique Botique.