25,000 ducks race down the Manatee River

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MANATEE – The 9th annual lucky ducky race for pace kicked off in Manatee County Saturday.

25,000 yellow rubber ducks raced down the Manatee River benefiting the pace center for girls.
It provides girls and young woman the opportunity for a better future through education, counseling training and advocacy.
Costing five dollars to adopt a duck more than $125,000 was raised.
Lillyonnah Davenport says Pace Center for Girls has helped her immensely.

“The money that we are raising helps us entirely  by being  able to provide supplies , lunches, help and counseling services, everything books , everything that we need,” said Davenport.

The winner of the race received a 2 year lease on a Jeep Dodge Ram.

 

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