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United Rehabilitation Services Gears Up For 11th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta

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Jerry Kenney

Next Saturday, United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton will hold the 11th annual Rubber Duck Regatta.  Thousands upon thousands of rubber ducks will race down the Great Miami River at Riverscape Metro Park—all for a good cause—to support Miami Valley children and adults with disabilities. On Friday, URS kicked off the event with Ducks on the Square.  It’s there that I caught up with URS Executive Director, Dennis Grant to tell us about this year’s regatta. 

United Rehabilitation Services say funds raised from the regatta provide: 

  • programs and therapies for 3,000 children & adults with disabilities annually.
  • Early Childhood Education & Daycare Programs with nurses on staff to meet the needs of medically fragile children.
  • Onsite PT, OT, and Speech Therapies for children with disabilities and the region’s only Pediatric Aquatic Therapy Program and Universal Exercise Unit “spider cage”
  • Care for a lifetime, from infancy through the senior years.
  • "100% of the money generated from ducks sales goes to our mission and stays local. Many of the national nonprofits have to send a percentage of their fundraising profits to their national office. Everything URS does stays in our community."