The Annual Bob Wells Commemorative Rubber Ducky Race
Held on Independence Day in Rancho Bernardo's Webb Park Pond
Top photo: Patti "RBBA Ducky" Hall checks out Rubber Ducky sales at the RBBA Rubber Ducky Booth at Webb Park. Middle photo: And they're off! Bottom photo: Vivi-Anne Riordan, a member of the RBBA board who sold the winning ticket, presents Jean Voegele with the winning ducky while Larry McIntyre, RBBA Executive Director, hands her the winner's check of $500.
The Annual Bob Wells Commemorative Rubber Ducky Race began a few years ago as an experimental fundraising event by the Rancho Bernardo Business Association.
Bob Wells, a Director and Officer of the RBBA, developed the idea and worked diligently along with other volunteers to put the race in motion. Unfortunately Bob had emergency surgery the day of the event and passed away the next day. On a whim, Bob purchased a rubber ducky in the name of the Rotary he belonged to for many years and miraculously the Rotary duck won the race.
The Rubber Ducky race is held in Rancho Bernardo's Webb Park on the pond. The 3rd Annual race was held for the first time on Independence Day as part of the "Spirit of the Fourth" celebration. It was an instant hit with children and adults alike and will no doubt be a part of the 4th of July program for years to come.
Rubber duckies can be purchased for $5 each or 6 for $25. The winning duck gets $500 for its owner.
Rubber Duckies go on sale around April 1st. Watch this site for details.