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Be a Duck Commander in Pittsburg Charity Duck Dash

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News release from Special Olympics Kansas:

You can command or cheer your own duck across the finishline for a $1,000.00 cash prize! We have several adorable ducks up foradoption! Your $5.00 donation to adopt a duck is all to benefit a great cause –Special Olympics Kansas.   The first annual Duck Dash for SpecialOlympics Kansas will be held on Saturday, August 17th at thePittsburg Aquatic Center, 708 West 9th Street. The event is hostedby the Kansas Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

The first duck to cross the finish line receives $1,000cash; the second duck to cross the finish line receives the $500 and the lastduck to cross receives a $250 Casino Package donated by Indigo Sky Casino.

Registration, entertainment and kids activities all kick offat 8:00 AM. The event also features a Duck Dash 5k Fun Run/Walk.  Entryfor the 5k is $20 per person and includes one duck adoption and a commemorativet-shirt.  The 5k will begin at 8:30 AM at the Pittsburg Aquatic Center. At10:00 AM, al adopted ducks will begin their journey down the lazy river.Contest winners will be announced following the duck dash. You do not need tobe present to win.

To adopt your duck, contact Jana Fornelli, fornelli@ksso.org913.236.9290 ext.107; MeLinda Lair –mrlair70@yahoo.com620.687.1038; or John Lair jmlair@medicalodges.com,620.687.3709 or at Medicalodges,Inc., 1004 E. Centennial Drive in Pittsburg. Official rules are posted at www.kansastorchrun.org.

Proud sponsors of the first annual Charity Duck Dash areMedicalodges, Inc. and the City of Pittsburg Parks and Recreation Department.

The Law Enforcement Torch Run began in Wichita, Kansas in1981 with six runners and has grown to an international program that involvesthousands of Law Enforcement personnel raising millions of dollars annually tobenefit Special Olympics programs in the United States and abroad.  TheTorch Run is the largest grassroots fundraiser and public awareness vehicle forSpecial Olympics.  Officers volunteer hundreds of hours each year and in2012 raised $502,000 in support of Special Olympics Kansas programs.  Thisremarkable feat was accomplished by holding events and fundraising through thestatewide torch run, special event fundraisers (i.e. Polar Plunge, truckconvoy), sponsorships and donations. Cargotec Solutions LLC and AmerigroupKansas, Inc. are Guardian of the Flame Partners of LETR.

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