The Rotary Club of Daniel Island and other participating Rotary Clubs in the Charleston area will hold the eighth annual Rotary Charity Duck Race onSaturday, June 14, 2014, on Daniel Island. Established by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island in 2007, this fundraising event now includes six other Rotary Clubs in the greater Charleston area: Goose Creek; Johns Island; Mt. Pleasant; North Charleston Breakfast; St. Andrews (West Ashley); and Summerville. A special stand-up paddleboard race will be held on race day from 8:00 to 9:30 AM with registration starting at 7:00 AM. Duck race festivities will begin at 10:00 AM. As in the past, the duck race will be held near Children’s Park at the end of River Landing Drive on Daniel Island. Approximately 30,000 individually numbered rubber ducks will be dropped into the Wando River from I-526 at about 11:30 AM.
The proceeds from this event are used to fund Rotary community service programs locally and around the world. Each of the participating Rotary clubs is designating one or more Lowcountry charities as named beneficiaries of the duck race. These charities represent a wide selection of local nonprofit organizations focused on health, food and nutrition, housing, children and families, and literacy. Over the past seven years, this event has raised nearly $750,000 for local beneficiaries and Rotary projects worldwide.