Ducks still available for Sunday derby

* 2014 PDP derby coverage

ROCKINGHAM — The second annual Hitchcock Creek Duck Derby to benefit Sandhills Children’s Center is Sunday at Hitchcock Creek Park on Steele Street in Rockingham.

The event kicks off at 1 p.m. with other organizations in the area providing fun and games for children.  There will be food available for purchase, plus a bounce house.

Kevin Spradlin |

Kevin Spradlin |

At 2 p.m. there will be a children’s duck race.  Kids can purchase a duck for $10 and write their name on it.  The ducks will then race down the creek with prizes awarded to the first and second place winners.  Kids can take their ducks home with them as a souvenir.

The main race will take place at 2:30 p.m.  A maximum of 5,000 ducks will race down Hitchcock Creek.  The first-place Super Duck will receive $1,500 cash.  The second-place Lucky Duck will win $500 cash.

“We’re very excited about the Not Just Linens Million Dollar Duck,” said Teresa Copper, director of events and community relations at Sandhills Children’s Center.  “SCA Promotions will preselect 2 duck numbers as the Million Dollar Ducks.  If one of those ducks is the first one across the finish line, then the owner of the duck and Sandhills Children’s Center will equally split one million dollars.”

Kevin Spradlin |

Kevin Spradlin |

People have until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3 to buy ducks that will be eligible for the Not Just Linens Million Dollar Duck.  As long as ducks are available, they will be sold up to the start of the race and be eligible for the other prizes.

Get ducks by visiting the Special Events section of the Sandhills Children’s Center website or by calling 910-997-7160.


One Lone Duck – $5

Paddle of Ducks – $20 (Buy 4, get 1 free)

Raft of Ducks – $50 (Buy 10, get 3 free)

Kevin Spradlin |

Kevin Spradlin |

Flotilla of Ducks – $100 (Buy 20, get 7 free)

The public is invited to join the fun at Hitchcock Creek Park this Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.

Sandhills Children’s Center, with campuses in Rockingham and Southern Pines, is a private, nonprofit organization that offers an inclusive child developmental day program for children with and without special developmental needs, ages birth through five.

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