South Mountain YMCA

Duck Race

Despite clouds and drizzle on Memorial Day, the SOMA spirit was soaring and the South Mountain YMCA’s Memorial Day Duck Race was a resounding success!  Our honorary mayor, Brooke Jenkins, tossed out the first duck followed by more than 600 rubber ducks which bobbled down the rapids of the Rahway.  Hundreds of locals cheered their ducks to victory and terrific prizes.

The Duck Race only happens with the generosity and support of our community, members and terrific sponsors.  Along with smiles, fun and rain boots, this vital fundraiser garnered close to $18,000 to support the Isaiah House in East Orange, upcoming Togetherhood projects and will provide opportunities for children to go camp, to experience sports and enrichment classes and will contribute to financial assistance for child care.  The South Mountain YMCA is genuinely appreciative of all the sponsors and local vendors in our community who have contributed to this year’s Duck Race.