30th Duck Race Kick Off for Center for Prevention of Abuse

Good Day Central Illinois

The Center for Prevention of Abuse is hosting a party at Kelleher’s Irish Pub & Eatery to kick off its 30th Annual Duck Race, which raises funds to provide free and confidential services to help all women, men, and children live free from violence and abuse in Central Illinois.

Ducks are available for adoption beginning at the kickoff party.

Kelleher’s will close down a block of Water Street for the duration of the outdoor event. The event will feature an appearance and photo opportunity with the Duck Race mascot, Race and CFPA merchandise for sale, snacks, and drinks available for purchase.

Thursday, June 7, 2018
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Kelleher’s Irish Pub & Eatery
619 SW Water St
Peoria, IL 61602

At the kickoff party, ducks are buy one, get one free while supplies last. Community members can sponsor a duck for $5 or form a fundraising team now through race day on August 25, 2018, when 30,000 ducks will race down a giant water slide at EastSide Centre in East Peoria. The person whose duck crosses the finish line first will win $5,000 cash. Second prize is $3,000 cash and third prize is $2,500 to Sherman’s. The top 30 finishers will receive prizes.

CFPA Duck Race is the longest running duck race in the country. Thanks to generous sponsors, 100% of the proceeds go to support all of the programs and services offered at CFPA to help allwomen, men, and children live free from violence and abuse.

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