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May 15, 2012 > Splashdown for charity

Splashdown for charity

7,902 ducks raced toward the finish line on Saturday, April 28 for the 18th Annual Tri Cities' Ducks For Bucks Benefit Race. The rubber duck "athletes" won some great prizes for their sponsors. Winners were: Grand Prize of $1,500 went to Elizabeth Foster for her duck sold by Bayside 4 H Club and sponsored by Kiwanis Club members Chip Koehler, Al & Marsha Badella and Tom Blalock. The winner was sold by Newark Girls Softball.

First place prize of a massage a week for a year donated by Tereo Chiropractic went to Sherie Pillado and was sold by Ohlone Humane Society. Anne-Marie Gearhart won the second place prize of a three-diamond pendant necklace donated by Chris' Jewelry and was purchased through Ohlone Humane Society. Third place went to Douglas Abbott who won $500 donated by the Kiwanis Club of Fremont and was sold by Ohlone Humane Society. The fourth prize of four Disneyland all day park hopper passes, donated by Shirley Sisk, was won by Jerri Lynn Lopez and sold by Newark Girls Softball. The fifth place prize of an overnight stay with breakfast at the Monterey Marriott was won by Cynthia Lopez and also sold by Newark Girls Softball. The lucky winner of the sixth place prize - Pamper Your Car, donated by TGIF Body Shop, was Justine Caires, She purchased her winner from Fremont American Little League. Betty Clark won prize seven - a $200 certificate from Barbara Jenkins of Jockey clothing. She purchased her ticket through Fremont Symphony Guild. Rosemarie Ortega-Palomino will be enjoying fine dining in the Tri-Cities with her eighth place prize which she purchased from San Lorenzo Order of Eastern Star.

The 24 schools and non profit agencies who participated in obtaining ducks sales will be invited to a Kiwanis Club breakfast on May 15 when thousands of dollars in checks will be given to them.

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