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Duck Race/Benefit

October 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Join us on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at St. Ignatius of Antioch McIntyre Center, for the 2018 Keira Kilbane Foundation Duck Race. A duck race is just like a night at the races, except with ducks. Tickets are $25 each, and will include dinner, drinks, and fun. We will have chinese auctions and side boards during the evening, along with betting on which duck will win the races. Doors open at 6 p.m., so come out and help us raise money for the kids and families affected by cancer in Northeast Ohio.

Red Barn Duck Races will provide the enterainment for the evening. Below are some details about what to expect.
A Red Barn Duck race is a dinner banquet where people enjoy dinner, music and socializing for an hour before the duck races start.

After dinner and for the next three hours there is wagering on duckling races that are similar to horse races. Every 15 minutes or so there is a new duck race, so nearly everyone gets inline and places a bet on a different number of duckling. Each duck is named beforehand by sponsors who sponsor a duck and get to name it.

Attendees have a racing form which lists the names of the ducklings, and it is based on these varied and unusual names that people bet more amounts on one duck, and less on another. For example, if there are several tables of people from a local school there, and a duck comes up in a race that has the same name as that school’s team mascot, then that duck number which has that name may be bet more heavily than other ducks.

During this time people engage in other forms of wagering, such as 50/50 raffles and what are called side boards. These are large boards full of different numbers and colors of tickets that people bet on mostly by choosing their lucky number.

A Chinese auction will take place too, and during the event people socialize and look at the various items up for auction. There is a lot of movement around the room while people mingle, go to the betting window and bet, and look at the items up for Auction in the Chinese auction area.

After the dinner and betting the evening ends with the music changing to dance music and a one hour dance is held. Most people stay throughout the whole evening, which lasts about four hours.

To purchase tickets online visit click on “Buy Now”. To purchase tickets by check or cash please  email info@keirakilbanefoundation.org or call 330-242-6675.

18 and older please.

Gift Baskets for Auction/Raffle

  • Cleveland Indians Gift Basket – including 4 field level tickets, autographed baseball Michael Brantley, hat, and yearbook
  • Ohio State vs. Nebraska football tickets
  • Cleveland Browns Jabrill Peppers autographed football
  • Golf Packages to 5 local golf courses
  • Harlem Globetrotters tickets
  • Cleveland Zoo Membership
  • Missing Mountain Brewing Company gift basket
  • Salon Evangelene gift basket
  • Night out basket: Scene75 gift cards, $50 VISA Card, and Applebees gift certificate
  • Don Basch Jewelers Gift Certificate
    and more…


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October 27, 2018
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Keira Kilbane Foundation
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St. Ignatius of Antioch
10205 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH 44111 United States
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