• 22nd Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race

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    Name: 22nd Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race
    Date: June 27, 2020
    Time: 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    The 22nd Annual Pawcatuck River Duck Race has been POSTPONED!

    Date:  Saturday, JUNE 27, 2020,  11:30AM - 2:00PM

    What's the Duck Race all about? 

    20,000 rubber ducks are dumped into the Pawcatuck River on the Westerly, Rhode Island and Pawcatuck, Connecticut border for a race that benefits 40+ local charities.  Children's games, rides, food booths, and other activities make this a wonderful family event.

    The ducks are dropped from a front-end payloader on the side of the bridge. They land in the river in a controlled lane of oil booms established by more than 10 members of the US Coast Guard, working with community volunteers.  The race is regulated by officials and spotters who are stationed with Numerous boats, nets and buckets to retrieve all ducks. We are good stewards of the environment and can ensure the safe return of all ducks to shore.

    Who is this fundraiser for? 

    This fundraiser is to help 40+ local Schools and Non-profits raise money for their worthy causes. 

    Click Here for Participant List

    I would like to get my Business involved in the duck race, how can I do so? 

    The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce has many ways your business can help support this great event. 

    1.  You can become a Duck Race Sponsor!  Without the generous support of our sponsors this event would not be the success it has been for all these years.   We have many different levels of sponsorship and we are more than happy to help you figure out a sponsorship level that will help you reach your marketing goals!


    2.  You can also participate by sponsoring a Corporate Duck!  Every year right before the main duck race we hold a special race for corporate sponsors.  Only 150 ducks are entered into this race and one lucky duck will win the grand prize of $1,500 in cash!!  The Corporate Duck Entrant Fee is $150. 

    All corporate duck races will be listed by company name in the event program distributed in the Westerly Sun and in the "Thank You" ad in the Chamber newsletter, distributed to 800 members.  To try your luck at winning the Corporate Duck Race.


    3.   You can Donate a Prize on behalf of your business to the Duck Race.  For your prize contribution you will be listed in the event program distributed by the Westerly Sun and Mystic River Press, and in the Chamber's newsletter following the event.

    Click Here for Prize and Banner info!

    Please contact the Events Manager at the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce for information about selling ducks for your organization, sponsoring the event or any additional information.

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    Event Sponsors:


    • Dime Bank
    • Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
    • Sun Media Group / The Westerly Sun


    • WBLQ 1230AM/96.7 The Buzz
    • E-Z Waste Systems, Inc.
    • Sign Guy & Sons, LLC
    • The Day Publishing Company
    • Q105 Radio

    Distinctive Duck

    • Chelsea Groton Bank
    • First Physical Therapy - Westerly
    • Hauser Chocolatier
    • Next Tech Solutions
    • Ocean Community YMCA
    • Tri-County Community Action Agency

    Lucky Duck

    • Buckler-Johnston Funeral Home
    • In Designs
    • ServiceMaster of South County/ServiceMaster by Mason
    • The Wine Store
    Downtown Westerly- Pawcatuck
    37 Main St.
    Westerly, RI


    8 Mechanic Street
    Pawcatuck, CT
    Date/Time Information:
    Saturday JUNE 27, 2020
    11:30 AM - Food, Fun & Festivities
    1:00 PM - Corporate Duck Race
    1:30 PM - Main Race
    Contact Information:

    Click here for Participants!

    Sponsor a Speedy Ducky for $5!!

    Try your luck at one of over 90 great prizes!

    The event is open to everyone.

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