Ducky Palooza

Saturday, April 12, 2014

DSC_2890 (2)What are you doing this Saturday morning with your family?

The second-annual Ducky Palooza is a way to have some fun with your kids and help a great cause at the same time. It is a unique fundraising event benefitting City House and its expansion into Frisco.

Held on Saturday, April 12, Ducky Palooza features thousands of yellow rubber ducks that will race down the lazy river at the Frisco Athletics Center. Every duck is adopted by supporters of the fundraiser. The ducks will race toward the finish line representing their adoptive parents for the chance to win some great prizes.

You can support City House-Frisco at Ducky Palooza in several ways.

Adopt a Duck. Or Five. Or Twenty.

DSC_2896 (2)Ducky adoptions are available for the race, beginning at just $5. Each duck entered into the race will be tagged with an individual number which will correspond with each adoption (numbers will be chosen at random and made available on Ducky Palooza race day). Please note – you will not keep your duck(s); the adoption is for representation in the race.

Single duck adoptions are just $5, while a “Quack Pack” of 5 ducks is $20. A “Cluck of Ducks” (15) is $50, and a “Flock of Ducks” (25) is $100.


Dazzle Ducks

DSC_2711 (2)Dazzle Ducks are another great way to participate and make a significant impact for City House! Dazzle Ducks are not involved in the actual race on the water, but have a contest of their own.

Dazzle Duck owners are asked to take their duck and dress him/her up to the nines, in any way you see fit. We call this getting out the “duckorations.” Plan out your duck’s theme and make your duck DAZZLE! Take pictures of your duck and share them on social media. We’re also posting them on-line so you can vote for your favorite early!Send your pic to

DSC_2708 (2)Then (here’s the really important part) – bring you Dazzle Duck to Ducky Palooza no later than 10 am, to take part in the Dazzle Ducks Pageant. Judges will check out all of the entries and have a vote on which ducks are the most dazzling. But your friends and family also have a vote, and they can do so at Ducky Palooza as well, by casting a vote for your duck. Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded.


Race Day Schedule

10 am – Noon: Games & Prizes, food trucks and more!

10 am: Dazzle Duck entries due


11:45 am: Winners announced


Photo Album from last year’s Ducky Palooza:

Video from last year:

DSC_3110 (2)Fun and games for the entire family will be on hand as well! Mark your calendars and join us at the Frisco Athletic Center on Saturday, April 12 at 10 am for the second annual Ducky Palooza!


About City House:

For over 25 years, City House has been providing emergency shelter and transitional residential services to children and young adults of Collin County who are in need due to abuse, neglect or homelessness. Homeless youth is a reality facing every community in our country, and we in Frisco need to respond to this growing problem. Our plan to open two transitional living homes, one for boys and one for girls, ages 18 to 22, is currently underway. The housing program will provide shelter, along with counseling, mentoring and case management.

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