Big prizes at stake in Rubber Ducky Regatta Sunday

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 Big prizes at stake in Rubber Ducky Regatta Sunday There will be acrobatics and contortionist performances by the students of Art of Gymnastics and Cheer and members of the New Jersey Acrobatic and Contortion Company.

WILDWOOD - The 20th annual Rubber Ducky Regatta to benefit the United Way will take place Sunday, Aug. 18 at Raging Waters Waterpark on Mariner’s Landing Pier, Schellenger Avenue and the boardwalk in Wildwood.

Spectators are welcome to watch as thousands of little yellow ducks are set afloat at 7 p.m. to race around the waterpark and compete for prizes. Nearly 50 prizes have been donated by local vendors to accompany the winning ducks, including a $500 ShopRite gift certificate, two custom cruisers from Zippy’s Bikes in Wildwood, season passes to Morey’s Piers, a flat-screen television, a spa day at Salon 41, an Atilis Gym membership and more, according to organizers.

Raffle tickets, which include a souvenir duck, have been sold in locations throughout the county all summer long for the event and can be purchased for $5.

There will be acrobatics and contortionist performances by the students of Art of Gymnastics and Cheer and members of the New Jersey Acrobatic and Contortion Company.

At 4:30 p.m. Thomas Shute will give a contortion solo “King Titan” on the boardwalk in front of Morey’s Pier.

That will be followed by an acrobatics performance by students from Art of Gymnastics and Cheer at 5 p.m. inside Morey’s Pier.

At 5:45 p.m. “Contortion Elegance,” an award-winning blend of acrobatics and extreme flexibility featuring members of the New Jersey Acrobatic & Contortion Company will take place at in front of the Ghost Ship Amusement Ride on the pier. Miss New Jersey 2012 Lindsey Petrosh will provide free face painting on the pier from 4-6 p.m.

In addition, 95.1 WAYV will be on site starting at 4 p.m. with games, prizes and chances to win concert tickets to the Made in America Concert featuring Beyoncé Aug. 31 in Philadelphia.

The annual regatta has raised more than $500,000 to date to support essential health and human service needs in Cape May County, according to organizers.

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

Admission is free for spectators.

For information call 609-729-2002 or see http://www.uwcmc.org 


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