Rubber duck race scores Illinois man $10,000

An Illinois man is $10,000 richer after winning an annual rubber duck race.

Posted: Jul 22, 2019 1:02 PM
Updated: Jul 22, 2019 5:49 PM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - An Illinois man is now $10,000 richer.

That's as the winner of the Wabash Valley Rubber Duck Regatta was presented a check.

Pete Mccarville's duck won him the cash at the regatta on July 4th.

That's when 12,000 ducks floated down the Wabash River.

Catholic Charities hosts the event.

The duck that crosses the finish line first wins a big cash prize!

McCarville said he's grateful to win, but it's really about giving back.

"My goal was just to contribute to Catholic Charities. They're a great organization. They provide wonderful services throughout Indiana, and I had no expectation of actually winning anything, so it's a bonus," said McCarville.

This year the event raised more than $50,000 to help families in need across the Wabash Valley.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 57°
Robinson
Clear
51° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 51°
Indianapolis
Few Clouds
56° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 56°
Rockville
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 57°
Casey
Clear
59° wxIcon
Hi: 65° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 59°
Brazil
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 57°
Marshall
Clear
57° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 57°
Another Chilly Evening
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

First Eastern Equine Encephalitis death confirmed in Indiana

Image

Governor declares it Move Over Week in Indiana

Image

Sunday Morning Weather Update

Image

Cross Country Sectionals

Image

THS Tennis Semi State

Image

Northview vs West Vigo Girls Soccer

Image

South Knox vs North Knox Soccer

Image

Bloomington South vs Terre Haute South Soccer

Image

West Vigo vs South Vermillion Soccer

Image

Butterfly Maze opens in Terre Haute

WTHI Events