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Emerald Coast Duck Regatta Returns to Baytowne Wharf Oct 10

July 10, 2015 by SoWal Staff

The fifth annual Emerald Coast Duck Regatta benefiting the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild takes sail on Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Approximately 3,000 ducks will race across the Lagoon in the heart of Baytowne, and prizes will be awarded to the owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line, including a $5,000 first place prize!   

The event features fun activities for the whole family, including Abrakadoodle face painters, crafts, scavenger hunts, and the Baytowne Carousel for children 12 and under from 11 a.m. to noon. All family events begin at 10 a.m., and the duck race will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Make a donation of $10 or more to the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild to adopt a duck. Beginning July 1, ducks will be available for adoption at the Sacred Heart Hospital Gift Shop in Miramar Beach, online at www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com or at Baytowne Wharf the day of the event. Adopt one duck for $10, three ducks for $27, six ducks for $50 or 12 ducks for $100. Additional prizes include airline tickets, Walt Disney World passes, Apple iPad2s, great dining out packages, and more. 

The Emerald Coast Duck Regatta is generously supported by many organizations in the community, including event sponsors, gift in kind sponsors and community sponsors. A full list of the sponsors and information about how to support this exciting event are listed at www.emeraldcoastduckregatta.com.


Proceeds from the Emerald Coast Duck Regatta benefit the Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast Guild. The Guild’s fundraising activities are used to fund medication assistance, hospital capital projects, and to award scholarships to nursing and healthcare professionals for continuing education.

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is a 58-bed community hospital located just east of Destin in Miramar Beach, Florida. Since opening its doors to patient care in January 2003, the not-for-profit hospital has grown steadily and continues to fulfill its mission to improve the health of the community at large, with special attention to service of the poor. Recognized nationally for high quality, compassionate and safe healthcare, the hospital has received the 100 Top Hospitals® award from Thomson Reuters and Truven Health three times since opening, including most recently in 2012 and 2013, in addition to receiving an “A” from Leapfrog Group’s 2013 hospital safety ratings. Visit sacredheartemerald.org to learn more. 


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