Duck drop, golf tourney sponsored by Rotary, Healthcare Foundation

It's duck season again – at least, that's the position taken by the Enumclaw Regional Healthcare Foundation and Enumclaw Rotary.

The two organizations are combining to promote the 23rd annual duck race, which raises money for charitable causes.

This year's duck race will take place Sept. 8. A change is that ducks will float down Boise Creek through the Enumclaw Golf Course, with perhaps as many as 4,000 ducks launched into the water near the 16th green. For many years, ducks plunged into the Green River at Flaming Geyser State Park; the past couple of years brought a duck drop, which the rubber ducks spilled over the side of a hot air balloon.

Ducks are on sale for $5, available at the ERHS office, St. Elizabeth Hospital and the Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce. They also are being sold by Rotarians and members of the Healthcare Foundation board.The winning duck will net its owner a $1,000 cash prize. Second place is a pair of round-trip airline tickets on Alaska Airlines and third place is a boat tour for four around Lake Washington. Four other prizes, all valued at $100 or more, will be awarded.

On the same day, the Healthcare Foundation and Rotary are sponsoring a family-friendly golf tournament, with kids encouraged to participate.

The fee of $35 per person covers nine holes of golf, one seat in a golf cart and refreshments on the course. The fee is $30 without a cart. The tourney will operate under a scramble format with four-person teams, with a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m.

For more information about either event or to register for the golf tournament, visit or call 360-802-3206.


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