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Santa Barbara County child advocacy group raises money with ducky derby

Posted: 9:10 PM, May 19, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-20 02:42:57-04

A local advocacy group for abused and neglected children held the “greatest” rubber ducky race in California Sunday.

The money raised benefited kids who are abused and neglected.
The money raised benefited kids who are abused and neglected.

The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Santa Barbara County raised funds to help children in need with the rubber ducky race.

The organization sent 10,000 rubber ducks down a custom built slip’n’slide and raised more than $50,000.

The organization made a custom slip'n'slide for the event.
The organization made a custom slip’n’slide for the event.

Participants were able to adopt a duck.

The participant with the first place duck took home a Toyota Tacoma from Toyota of Santa Maria.

“What does that have to do with casa and advocating for a child,” said Kim Colby Davis, CASA Santa Barbara county executive director. “Well, maybe not much but was a really fun way to get the community involved in an event so that they could learn about what CASA does for children and it worked.”

Colby Davis says at $5 a duck, the fundraiser brought awareness for the need to recruit more volunteers for childcare advocacy.

These volunteers are trained to advocate for abused and neglected children in court.