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By Tania Chatila | September 9, 2006
There was whole lot of fowl play going on at the Glendale City Center Plaza on Friday. Rubber fowl play, that is. The Kiwanis Club of Glendale opened the "2006 Duck Season" Friday, kicking off its second annual Incredible Duck Splash fundraiser to support local nonprofit organizations. "It's different, it's cute and fun, and very creative," event organizer Victor Legerton said. "We come up with all this ri-duck-ulous, fowl language vocabulary. It's something the whole community can participate in."
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By Veronica Rocha | September 6, 2008
The Alex Theatre was crazy about ducks on Friday. The Glendale Kiwanis kicked off their fundraising efforts at the theater for the fourth annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash event Oct. 18 at Lake Glendale in Verdugo Park. Participants donate $5 to the Kiwanis club to adopt a rubber duck to race at the event. Money raised from the duck race will help pay for Glendale sports, school and hospital programs, including nonprofits and charities, Kiwanis’ event chairman Ron Baker said.
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By Veronica Rocha | October 20, 2008
The spirit of this year’s Glendale Kiwanis Club’s rubber duck race came alive Saturday as race attendants cheered for thousands of ducks traveling on a man-made lake to the finish line. Hundreds of race attendants eagerly watched their ducks float down the lake at the fourth annual Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Splash at Verdugo Park, hoping their duck was one of 10 drawn for a cash prize. “This is so cool,” Glendale resident Adrienne Dong said. “It makes you feel young again.
NEWS
September 12, 2009
Thousands of yellow rubber ducks began their search for a sponsor Friday at the Americana at Brand, host to the kick-off event for the annual Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash fundraiser. People and businesses sponsor their own ducks, which are then entered into a race at Verdugo Park in a man-made lake. The numbered ducks are matched to their sponsor, who could win an array of prizes at the race ? depending on how fast their ducks are. Money raised from the duck race will go to the nonprofit Kiwanis organization, which will distribute the money to causes that it deems worthy in the community.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2008
Glendale Healthier Community Coalition is accepting nominations for the Tom Miller Awards in three categories ? youth up to age 18, individuals and nonprofit organizations. Send in nominations before Sept. 15 by e-mailing nelsonbr@ah.org or by sending a hard copy to Glendale Adventist Medical Center at 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, or fax to (818) 546-5688. ? The Kiwanis Club of Glendale will host the ?Opening of 2008 Duck Season? at 12:30 p.m. at The Alex Theatre on 216 N. Brand Blvd.
NEWS
By Mary O'Keefe | September 15, 2006
The second annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash (K.I.D.S.) was all wet last Friday when members of the Kiwanis and the community tossed rubber ducks into the fountain at the Glendale City Center Plaza on Brand Avenue. The duck tossing, featuring the coolest ducks in town complete with Hollywood shades and a wry smile, was to launch the annual fundraiser that supports child-based nonprofit organizations like Glendale Healthy Kids and Boy Scouts and provides scholarships that are awarded throughout the year.
FEATURES
By Ani Amirkhanian | April 10, 2008
Glendale native Ron Baker believes that all service to the community is interrelated. Baker’s philanthropy benefits not just one organization, but other nonprofit groups. “I feel that we all have a duty to give back,” said Baker, 48. “It’s in the giving that you receive.” For Baker, serving the community started with Holy Family Catholic Church. Baker, who was baptized there, has attended the church his entire life and serves as vice president of the parish council.
NEWS
October 20, 2006
The long-awaited, eagerly anticipated Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash is happening this Saturday, Oct. 21 at Lake Glendale in Verdugo Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thousands of rubber ducks will be competing for highly coveted prizes including a 2007 Toyota Yaris. The Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash (acronym "KIDS") was held for the first time in Glendale on September 10, 2005 and is produced by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale. The beneficiaries of the charitable fundraising event are primarily children and youth in Glendale and neighboring cities throughout Los Angeles County.
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By Rachel Kane | October 22, 2007
As tails glistened a sunny hue with hundreds of spectators holding their breath at the finish line, 2,500 rubber ducks prepared to race. They were the chosen ones, plucked out of 30,000 plastic, bobbing competitors, each assigned to a person who shelled out cash to back them in the 2007 Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash. Every year these smirking, sunglass-wearing ducks duke it out in one of the city’s most lucrative fundraisers for children’s services. This year, the race raised more than $87,000, said Victor Legerton, secretary of the Glendale Kiwanis Club.
FEATURES
By Ani Amirkhanian | July 26, 2007
Amy Navarrete has had a successful career in the banking industry, but climbing up the professional ladder hasn't been enough. The 43-year-old mother, wife, branch manager and vice president of Americas United Bank in Glendale is more than just a career woman on the go. The Burbank resident is an active volunteer who gives back to her community when she isn't busy juggling family and work. "I've been privileged to serve and assist the community," Navarrete said. "I have grown professionally and personally."
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September 12, 2009
Thousands of yellow rubber ducks began their search for a sponsor Friday at the Americana at Brand, host to the kick-off event for the annual Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash fundraiser. People and businesses sponsor their own ducks, which are then entered into a race at Verdugo Park in a man-made lake. The numbered ducks are matched to their sponsor, who could win an array of prizes at the race ? depending on how fast their ducks are. Money raised from the duck race will go to the nonprofit Kiwanis organization, which will distribute the money to causes that it deems worthy in the community.
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By Mary O’Keefe | October 24, 2008
The fourth annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash was an aquatic success as 25,000 rubber ducks took their turn at the wet racing ramp at Verdugo Park on Saturday. The park was transformed into a ducky retreat with the installation of Lake Glendale, a temporary man-made oasis. The ducks, 5,000 for each race, were dumped into a waiting pond where they prepared for the race ahead of them. Then the countdown and off they went, streaming down the watery canal with a little help from water hoses manned by Glendale firefighters.
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By Veronica Rocha | October 20, 2008
The spirit of this year’s Glendale Kiwanis Club’s rubber duck race came alive Saturday as race attendants cheered for thousands of ducks traveling on a man-made lake to the finish line. Hundreds of race attendants eagerly watched their ducks float down the lake at the fourth annual Glendale Kiwanis Incredible Splash at Verdugo Park, hoping their duck was one of 10 drawn for a cash prize. “This is so cool,” Glendale resident Adrienne Dong said. “It makes you feel young again.
NEWS
By BRUCE CAMPBELL | October 18, 2008
Lake Glendale at Verdugo Park is the site of the third annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. ?But there is no lake at Verdugo Park,? everybody always tells me. Well, there will be today along with several hundred special rubber ducks ready to ride the waves. Those who have purchased the ducks are vying for prizes in support of the Glendale Kiwanis Club?s charity work. Bands, special food booths and souvenir shops, plus raffle tables will be set up to add to the fun, so bring the kids.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha | September 6, 2008
The Alex Theatre was crazy about ducks on Friday. The Glendale Kiwanis kicked off their fundraising efforts at the theater for the fourth annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash event Oct. 18 at Lake Glendale in Verdugo Park. Participants donate $5 to the Kiwanis club to adopt a rubber duck to race at the event. Money raised from the duck race will help pay for Glendale sports, school and hospital programs, including nonprofits and charities, Kiwanis’ event chairman Ron Baker said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 5, 2008
Glendale Healthier Community Coalition is accepting nominations for the Tom Miller Awards in three categories ? youth up to age 18, individuals and nonprofit organizations. Send in nominations before Sept. 15 by e-mailing nelsonbr@ah.org or by sending a hard copy to Glendale Adventist Medical Center at 1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, or fax to (818) 546-5688. ? The Kiwanis Club of Glendale will host the ?Opening of 2008 Duck Season? at 12:30 p.m. at The Alex Theatre on 216 N. Brand Blvd.
FEATURES
By Ani Amirkhanian | April 10, 2008
Glendale native Ron Baker believes that all service to the community is interrelated. Baker’s philanthropy benefits not just one organization, but other nonprofit groups. “I feel that we all have a duty to give back,” said Baker, 48. “It’s in the giving that you receive.” For Baker, serving the community started with Holy Family Catholic Church. Baker, who was baptized there, has attended the church his entire life and serves as vice president of the parish council.
FEATURES
By Ani Amirkhanian | November 1, 2007
John Sadd is committed to making a difference in the Glendale community — particularly for children. Despite a full-time job as a certified public accountant, Sadd finds he spends much of his time — a good 20 hours a week on average — volunteering for various civic organizations. “Work doesn’t always come first,” Sadd said. “Sometimes, when an extraordinary big project comes up, you put daily time in.” Sadd is one of the founding members of the Glendale Educational Foundation.
NEWS
By Rachel Kane | October 22, 2007
As tails glistened a sunny hue with hundreds of spectators holding their breath at the finish line, 2,500 rubber ducks prepared to race. They were the chosen ones, plucked out of 30,000 plastic, bobbing competitors, each assigned to a person who shelled out cash to back them in the 2007 Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash. Every year these smirking, sunglass-wearing ducks duke it out in one of the city’s most lucrative fundraisers for children’s services. This year, the race raised more than $87,000, said Victor Legerton, secretary of the Glendale Kiwanis Club.
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