Leadership Development Through Community Service

Duckies Away!

The volunteers pose for a post-cleanup pic.

The United Cerebral Palsy Association of Hawaii’s 23rd Annual Great Hawaiian Rubber Duckie Race was held Saturday, March 20th. The race is one of the UCPA of Hawaii’s largest fundraisers of the year. Folks adopt a duck for $5 each for a chance to win great prizes like a trip to Las Vegas. Volunteers help out at the event booths at McCully Shopping Center then escort the public to the Kalakaua Avenue bridge for the launch (click here for the video). The volunteers then help dump large boxes filled with those famous yellow rubber duckies into the Ala Wai and then fish them out after the race. This year, members from the Hawaii Kai Jaycees, Honolulu Chinese Jaycees and Honolulu Filipino Jaycees helped at the race, too. Much mahalo to all of the volunteers! Please check out the pics after the jump.

On the march to the Kalakaua Avenue bridge.

At the launch on the Kalakaua Avenue bridge

Keeping the duckies off the wall

And the winner is…

Scooping up the duckies!

A lone duck looking for help.

The lone duck finds a hero: Elvin's youngest brother, Mikey!