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Rubber Ducks

Every year the waters of the Manatee River fill up with 15,000 yellow rubber ducks as part of one of the area’s most unique and best loved fundraisers. The Lucky Duck Race draws a huge crowd of participants and delighted observers, and raises much needed funds for the PACE Center for Girls. This year, Cox Auto is going the extra mile to raise awareness about the Lucky Ducky race and is encouraging people to participate in the May 16, 2015 race. Participants purchase a duck to get into the race, but you won’t have to pay if you pick up your duck from Cox Auto. Limit one free duck per person at Cox Auto. If you’d like to adopt additional ducks and support the cause, visit the Lucky Ducky Race for Pace page.

How to Win a Car

Beginning April 11th, Cox Auto is giving away 250 ducks to anyone that asks. All you have to do is visit Cox Chevy or Cox Mazda in person and ask for a duck. At this time, you will be provided with a duck that you get to keep, and you will also have to fill out a form to get a duck assigned to you at the race on May 16th. Then you are eligible to participate in the Lucky Duck Race for free!

The winner of the race will receive an exciting prize exclusively available from Cox Chevy. The owner of the first duck to cross the finish line will get a two-year lease on a brand-new 2015 Chevy Cruze. This prize is valued at $6000. The winning duck does not need to be picked up from Cox Auto to be eligible. The second place finisher will enjoy a free weekly meal for two at Anna Maria Oyster Bar for an entire year!

Get Social to Win Even More Prizes

Once the ducks become available on April 11th, five weeks prior to the race, Cox Auto will be having a separate contest to help promote the race! You could Win a Free Chevy Cruze plus Instant Prizes at local businesses! Grab a duck, help a girl. Follow the rules in the contest below for your chance on getting closer to winning a FREE CAR!

IT’S EASY TO PLAY:

  1. Stop by Cox Chevy/Mazda to pick up a free duck. We will be giving away 250 of them. At this time, you will be provided with a duck that you get to keep, and you will also have to fill out a form to get a duck assigned to you at the race on May 16th.  Then you are eligible to participate in the Lucky Duck Race for free! Also, when you pick up your free duck at Cox Chevy or Mazda, you will automatically be given a coupon for a FREE Chicken sandwich from Chick-fil-A (limit one per person)
  2. Follow Cox Auto on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.
  3. Take your Quacky duck to one or all of the local businesses that are listed below (The more entries, the better your chances are of winning).
  4. Take a picture in front of the business(es) with your Quacky duck and post your picture on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #RaceForPace
  5. For the five weeks prior to the race on May 16th, we will randomly select three photos once a week and award those three winners one of three prizes (15 total winners over the course of 5 weeks): 1. A year of free automotive maintenance, and an extra duck entry into the race! The extra duck entry can get you one step closer to winning the FREE CHEVY CRUZE! 2. Dinner for two at Anna Maria Oyster bar . 3. Two tickets to a Mauraders game at McKechnie Field. Each of these 15 lucky winners will ALSO receive two FREE Chick-fil-A sandwiches to go along with their prizes.

Local Businesses to take a picture with your duck in front of and visit:

  • Cox Chevrolet and Mazda

            Chevy: 2900 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL. 34207 

            Mazda: 3101 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL. 34207

  • Anna Maria Oyster Bar

            6696 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL. 34210

  • Chick-fil-A

            4573 14th St. W. Bradenton, FL. 34207

  • TDS Construction

            4239 63rd St. West, Bradenton, FL. 34209

  • Peaches (All Locations)

            5702 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, FL. 34203

  • Bradenton Herald

            1111 3rd Ave. West, Bradenton, FL. 34205

  • Tarpon Pointe

            801 Riverside Dr. East, Bradenton, FL. 34208

  • McKechnie Field–Home of the Bradenton Marauders

            1611 9th Street West, Bradenton, FL. 34205

Help Out the Pace Center for Girls

All of the funds raised will go directly to the PACE for Girls. This dedicated organization works with at risk young women in the area and helps to connect them with education and employment opportunities. This center for girls does a lot of great work in this community and has touched countless lives, but they can’t do it on their own. The funds raised from the duck race make up a major part of their yearly budget, and they count on the support of people like you to help them carry out their important mission.

The Lucky Duck Race is a whole day of family fun and something you have to see to believe. Plus, it benefits an organization that does lots of good for the community. Get a duck, start snapping and uploading photos, and we will see you at the race. Please contact us with any questions about the race.

 

*Disclaimer:
Must be 18 years or older to participate. Cox Auto will be giving away 250 ducks starting on April 11th and leading up to the Race on May 16th, 2015. Limit one free duck per person given away by Cox Chevy/Mazda. The winning duck does not need to be picked up from Cox Auto to be eligible to participate in the race. However, ducks that aren’t picked up from Cox Auto will need to be purchased. The owner of the first duck to cross the finish line will get a two-year lease on a brand-new 2015 Chevy Cruze. This prize is valued at $6000.  The second place finisher will enjoy a free weekly meal for two at Anna Maria Oyster Bar for an entire year. By picking up a duck at Cox Auto, you will receive a voucher for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich (limit one per person). For the five weeks prior to the race on May 16th, we will randomly select three photos once a week that used the hashtag #RaceForPace, and award those three winners one of three prizes (15 total winners over the course of 5 weeks): 1. A year of free automotive maintenance, and an extra duck entry into the race. 2. Dinner for two at Anna Maria Oyster bar. 3. Two tickets to a Mauraders game at McKechnie Field. Each of these 15 lucky winners will ALSO receive two FREE Chick-fil-A sandwiches to go along with their prizes.