Ducky Dash To Help Rotary, Kaiser High

Possible winning entry at Hawaii Kai Rotary Club's first Ducky Dash on July 4. Photo from the club.

Reports say that Hawaii Kai Rotary Club members have grown webs between their toes, but MidWeek‘s East Oahu Islander has gotten to the truth of the matter: They are selling rubber duckys for the club’s inaugural Ducky Dash July 4 at Hawaii Kai Towne Center.

For each $5 donation, supporters can adopt a bright yellow ducky – which wears a mortarboard and comes with a certificate and coupon to area McDonald’s restaurants. And as the event’s primary sponsor, McDonald’s will donate $1 per adoption to either Kaiser High School or the Rotary club.

As adoptions mount, the club predicts that 6,000 duckys will race to the finish line at the town center’s gazebo, earning great prizes for their parents. These include Sea Life Park admissions, a Waikiki hotel overnighter, and a Las Vegas trip for two.

“With this event and the funds we will raise, we are creating opportunities for people in our own community,” declared Kaiser High football coach Rich Miano, who is honorary Ducky Dash chairman.

For adoption advice and reservations, email or call 377-0485 or 781-0419.