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Posted on May 01, 2015 in Duck Olympics , Special Olympics Florida , May-June 2015

The inaugural Duck Olympics for Special Olympics Florida – Walton County was held on Easter Sunday in Seaside, the largest fundraiser the Walton County program has tackled. A gigantic above ground pool served as the centerpiece during the fundraising event, transforming Seaside’s Lyceum Lawn into a massive duck pond, while individual rubber ducks were plucked from the pool for big prizes throughout the afternoon from the 5,000 purchased. “We are still calculating all of the expenses, but we hope to net at least $40,000 for the program, which is incredible,” says Michael Schumacher, one of the parents who led the program. “It was a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed watching our Walton County Ducks Special Olympics Stand Up Paddle Team in the water. The kids loved the singing of Reid Soria along with the hula hoop T-shirt contest sponsored by Frost Bites. Thank you to Seaside and all of our incredible sponsors and volunteers.”

One hundred percent of the funds raised benefits the local Walton County program.

VIP Sponsor Event- Winners (office packages): The St Joe Foundation, Alys Beach Foundation and The Donut Hole

Bowling - Big Daddy’s Bike Shop three-speed beach cruiser, Winner: Donna Saalborn

Basketball – Amavida Coffee & Tea One Free Coffee every day for a year, Winner: Mary Alayne Long

Athletics - one-week condo in Seagrove Beach, Winner: Jason Paris

Boccee - one-week townhome in Seacrest, Winner: Rose Weck

Golf - two-night stay at Water Color Inn plus dinner at Fish out of Water, Winner:

Lisa Malvea

Stand-up Paddle - YOLO Board, Winner: Kathleen Bell

Website: SpecialOlympicsWalton.org

Facebook: facebook.com/Walton.County.FL