Just Ducky...Wave doubles Pawcatuck River Duck Race winnings in gift to Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce.

donationOne of the major fundraisers in the Westerly area is the Pawcatuck River Duck Race. Numbered plastic ducks (approximately 20,000) are sold and the ducks are dumped ceremoniously into the Pawcatuck River for a race to the finish line. Proceeds from the race benefit the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce as well as dozens of local schools and non-profits, which sell ducks to raise money for their organizations.

Wave purchased a "corporate" duck and "rode the Wave" to win the $1,500 first prize in that category. It then doubled the amount and returned it to the Chamber, along with monies collected during a special branch "Bring Back the Beach" drive.