171. 20th Annual Duck Race & Pool Party to Support JourneyCare for Children

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The Barrington Park District Pool is THE PLACE TO BE from 4 to 7 p.m. this Saturday for the 20th Annual Duck Race & Pool Party.

JourneyCare Duck Race & Pool Party - Photographed by Bob Lee
JourneyCare Duck Race & Pool Party – Photographed by Bob Lee

Adopt ducks and watch them race down the slides at Barrington’s Aqualusion Pool and may the best ducks win!

20th Annual Duck Race & Pool Party - Photograph Courtesy of Bob Lee
20th Annual Duck Race & Pool Party – Photograph Courtesy of Bob Lee

Swimming, food and games will also be available for everyone. The event benefits JourneyCare for Children, the pediatric hospice and palliative care program for kids facing serious illness. In 2012, JourneyCare covered almost $338,000 for care services provided to children because of the community’s generosity.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th | 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Barrington Park District Aqualusion Pool at Langendorf Park – 235 Lions Drive

20th Annual Duck Race & Pool Party:
Come for free swimming, children’s activities, DJ and family fun! Adopt your ducks and watch them race down the slide to win great prizes. All to support the pediatric programs of JourneyCare.

What’s a Duck Race?
At the Duck Races, hundreds of colorful little plastic ducks careen down big water slides at local pools to the waiting arms of race officials who pluck the winning quackers out of the water.

Post - 20th Annual Duck Race and Pool PartyParticipants have a chance to win prizes by “adopting” (purchasing) ducks with the hope that they win in any of the several races.

The ducks are numbered and winners announced after the races.

Admission to the pool party is free!

Activities for children and families will be available in addition to the Duck Races.

What is JourneyCare for Children?
JourneyCare for Children is the largest pediatric hospice and palliative care program in Illinois.  JourneyCare’s pediatric program exists to help children with chronic and life-limiting illnesses and their families live each day to the fullest with comfort, courage, optimism, and always hope. From the time of diagnosis and throughout a family’s journey, they strive to provide the ultimate quality of life, respect and dignity, while honoring the uniqueness of each child and family. The Duck Races are the only fundraiser during the year that specifically funds the pediatric programs. With this additional funding, JourneyCare is able to provide this exceptional and unique care and never have to turn a child away due to inability to pay.

MORE INFO: Visit JourneyCare.org/DuckRace  (JourneyCare is the new name, announced earlier this year, for the former Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois.)

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