NORTHBROOK – Kick off the annual Northbrook Rotary July 4th Yellow Ducky race, with the Adopt & DUCKorate program.
Adopt-A-Duck – then get creative! Name your duck, paint and bling it up, plus write your duck’s own story! The ducks and their story page need to be returned to the Book Bin no later than June 17th for display throughout Northbrook.
Here is where the adventure begins…the ducks will “travel” around Northbrook: some will fly over to the North Suburban YMCA where they will go to camp, others will flock to Waterway Carwash for splash time, or to the Northbrook Library to read and others will nest at Book Bin!
Find Yellow Duckies around town- yours or someone else’s. Can you find all of them?! Take photos to share your art and story and we will post to Instagram, Snap Chat and Facebook! Send to Rotarian Nate Ruben [email protected] to post to Rotary and affiliated web sites.
The winning DUCKorated Ducky & Story receive a trophy and family parade participation! All children will receive a personalized digital participation certificate by email!
Adopting your ducky is easy. Stop in at the Book Bin, and with a $20 or more donation (cash or check only) you will receive your Yellow Ducky and Adoption papers! Click here to make a credit card donation, online only. You will then receive an emailed receipt, bring a copy to pick up your ducky and “adoption papers” at the Book Bin, 1151 Church Street.
Visit Bonus: When you stop at the North Suburban YMCA to snap a pic with the Yellow Duckies camping you’ll receive a Y coupon to come for free “family swim” one per family while supplies last!
This is a Rotary Club of Northbrook program to introduce children to community service and get them engaged by utilizing their creativity, the arts, writing and technology to see how they can change the world!
The Rotary Club of Northbrook invites all to join the July 4th excitement. In addition to the new Adopt-A-Duck program – you are encouraged to sponsor ducks for the July 4th Yellow Ducky Race. The race begins at the Shermer Avenue Bridge in downtown Northbrook at 11:30am, following the 4th of July Breakfast in the Park, which starts at 7:30am.
Look for teams of Rotarians selling tickets throughout the Village in the upcoming weeks at local businesses including at Starbucks, Waterway Carwash, and the YMCA. Race day ducks are sold as follows: One ducky for a $10, or donate $25 to sponsor a “Quack Pack” of three or “Flock” of 15 for $100 for a chance to win over $2,000 in cash and other prizes.
Details and tickets are available on-line at www.northbrookrotary.org or from your favorite Rotarian.
For more information, to sponsor or buy tickets, call Rotarians Alan Karzen at (773) 716-6324 or email [email protected] or Nate Ruben at (847) 946-1803 or by email at [email protected].
The Northbrook Rotary Club’s Rubber Ducky Race is an important fundraiser, with proceeds used to help fund our annual community grants programs, scholarships, and global initiatives. Through ongoing support from the community, Rotary has been able to give thousands of dollars to support these efforts. Find out more at www.northbrookrotary.org