While Major League Baseball has begun its abridged season, and the NBA and the NHL are trying to wrap up their seasons, there are still few options when it comes to sports action here on the SouthCoast.

That's one of the reasons why I was so excited to be asked to call the play-by-play action for a fun Dartmouth tradition, the Mass Audubon's Allens Pond Duck Derby. Saturday marks the 17th time scores of little yellow rubber ducklings will be taking the plunge in the water down off of Barney's Joy Road in South Dartmouth.

There are already more than 2,000 yellow ducks ready to rock on Saturday and each of them is hoping to win the big race for their owners. On the line is an incredible grand prize. The winning duck (and its owners) will be awarded a round trip for four to anywhere in the United States, including hotel accommodations and dinners.

There is still a chance to purchase a duck. They will be on sale until Friday, August 14.

Ducks begin at $10 each, but bulk discounts are available. All of the money raised will be used to fund programs and research for the Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary.

Mass Audubon is hoping to reach its goal of 3,000 yellow ducks registered for Saturday's race.

Just like everything else in 2020, it will be just a little bit different. Instead of a live audience, the race will be recorded and then played back during a viewing party on Sunday.

 

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