Citywide Banks Invites Community to Adopt Ducks for Chance to Win $2,500 & Other Prizes in Charity Duck Race

Citywide Banks is sponsoring Hope Floats, the first annual derby duck race at City Park on Saturday, August 24, 2013.  The race and duck adoption proceeds will benefit Metro Crisis Services, a Denver nonprofit that provides in-the-moment mental health crisis intervention through its Metro Crisis Line at 1-888-885-1222. The community is invited to adopt ducks to participate in the August race for as little as $5 per duck. Every rubber duck adopted will be another chance for supporters to win $2,500 in cash, a Denver Night Out Package including downtown hotel, theatre tickets, and dinner, or a $100 grocery gift card.  The public can adopt a duck as part of a Citywide Banks Corporate Team by stopping by any of Citywide Banks branches (see location map) or using any of the following links to adopt online:

Metro Crisis Services offers free, confidential, 24/7 services for mental health and substance abuse crises, information, and resource referrals.  Anyone in the Denver/Boulder community can call 1-888-885-1222 for free crisis support, resource information, or informational questions; they will speak directly to a mental health professional who is available to help with individuals, family, or friends any time of the day.  Metro Crisis Services is staffed by masters’ level professional clinicians – and is the only resource of its kind in Denver.  For more info, visit www.metrocrisisservices.org.

The goal is get 5,000 rubber ducks adopted to participate in the August 24th race across City Park’s Ferril Lake.  All of the ducks are specially-coded to identify the person that adopted it.  Winners of the prizes will be determined by the first three ducks to finish the race. The public can adopt ducks at Citywide branch locations through close of business on August 21, 2013.  Online adoptions will continue until 1pm on Saturday, August 24.  The public is welcome to the race event from 2-5pm at City Park on August 24th.  The duck race will begin at 3pm on August 24th. For more information about the race, please visit www.HopeFloatsDenver.com.

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