Thousands of yellow rubber ducks sporting sunglasses raced across Castaic Lake on Saturday, all for a good cause.
Supporters, competitors and fun-seekers gathered along the banks of Castaic Lake for the 9th annual Rubber Ducky Festival as more than 4,000 ducks were dumped into the lower lagoon.
“The Rubber Ducky Festival is a fundraiser for the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers. We’ve been doing it for nine years. Our objective is to raise some funds to subside our program of servicing people who are uninsured or underinsured for health services,” said Edward Bolden, president of the Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers board.
Each rubber ducky was adopted by a member of the community for $5. The first 35 ducks to make it across the finish line took home prizes.
This year’s grand prize winner is Mike Mainland, who received a week long vacation for four to either Palm Desert or Lake Tahoe – he gets to choose.
Other prizes included a family four-pack of tickets to Six Flags Magic Mountain, a free carwash at Valencia Auto Spa, and coupons for local day spas.
The 9th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival raised more than $30,000 for Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers.