Rubber duck race on the river

As I'm always looking for photo ops, I took my camera and went out to the river banks. There is always something going on out there in summer.
I was right, I just found a rubber duck race organized for fundraising.
I'm sure everybody knows those cute, yellow, toy duck that can be adopted (sponsored) for charity fundraising challenges and events.

Yellow rubber ducks
People adopt (sponsor) a duck and they get a numbered ticket for the derby duck race. At this event here, 2000 ducklings were placed in a dragnet anchored on this blue pedestrian bridge over the Somesul-Mic river.

Rubber duck are being dumped in the river

After dumping them into the river, they were left to float about 700 m downstream.

Rubber ducks floating on the river

Ducklings that reach the finish line first win a prize for their sponsors.
All profits resulting from this duck race will be donated to a local Children's Home (so they say).

Back home I googled this local children's home where the profit goes and this is what I found:
 "We are a nonprofit organization, an alternative to state care system that provides a home for 10 children in this system. We provide a family environment for both girls and for boys , cultivating the idea of responsibility and family. We focus on education, in all its forms : the school , the arts and sport, through various experiences such as visits , camps, etc."

Though people out there knew that the fundraising is for a children's home, not many knew that all the agitation was for a children's home with just 10 children. And then, some people wonder why do we love to hate nonprofits?

Families are having fun outdoors
All in all, it was nice outdoor fun, children, parents, young and old, all enjoyed the duck race.


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