Event Benefits University of Maryland Hospital for Children
On Saturday, August 3, 2002, a sea of rubber ducks will float in the waters off the Harbor View Marina at the Great Maryland Duck Derby, a fundraiser for the University of Maryland Hospital for Children. The event takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at the marina, off Key Highway in downtown Baltimore. It will feature a Duck Fest, complete with food, games, vendors and plenty of entertainment, including a live broadcast of WQSR radio.
At 2 p.m., it's the "must see" event when 10,000 rubber ducks, sporting fashionable sunglasses, will be cast into the Inner Harbor. These rubber ducks, which have been adopted by supporters of the fundraiser, will then race toward a finish line, to win cool prizes for the people who have adopted them. Prizes include airline tickets, a cruise, the opportunity to be a ball girl or boy for a Maryland Terps basketball game and the chance to win a million dollars.
Ducks may be adopted with a $10 donation. Those interested can log onto www.umm.edu/pediatrics and click on the duck or call Duck Central at 410-576-8343 to adopt a duck or learn more about the Great Maryland Duck Derby.
This event benefits the University of Maryland Hospital for Children, which provides comprehensive medical care for children, from newborns to young adults. More than 3,000 pediatric patients are admitted to the hospital each year. In addition, University of Maryland Hospital for Children pediatricians treat more than 50,000 children annually on an outpatient basis at the medical center downtown and at community sites throughout the state.