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Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta (Day 2)

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Southwest KIA Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta, which returns Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15 to The Harbor, 2059 Summer Lee Drive in Rockwall.

Friday’s festivities will run from 6 to 10 p.m., with the fun continuing on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thousands are expected to flock to The Harbor for one of Rockwall’s favorite family festivals. This year, the event partners with the Day for Kids which celebrates the life-changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs each day by encouraging adults to spend meaningful time with young people and engage in fun and active play.

This year, event organizers are going ALL OUT for a quacktastic good time. Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss when the rubber meets the water at the 2018 Southwest Kia Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta! This year, there will be a completely new LakeZone featuring a remote control sailboat regatta, sailboat tours, Patrol Tours with the Game Warden, and a “Wet Duckie” Zone. The KidZone is new and improved with video game trucks, rock climbing, bungee jumping, petting zoo and more!

Take a walk through the market as you listen to local performers on the stage. Need to cool off? Head over to the Lazy Lagoon Lounge for a spell! Not to mention our new addition: the Shake Your Tail Feathers 5K & Fun Run!

Take the plunge as funds are raised to support the Rockwall branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Texas.

Be a vendor, sponsor, volunteer, or adopt your duck today at www.rockwallduckrace.org.  

Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta (Day 1)

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Southwest KIA Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta, which returns Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15 to The Harbor, 2059 Summer Lee Drive in Rockwall.

Friday’s festivities will run from 6 to 10 p.m., with the fun continuing on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thousands are expected to flock to The Harbor for one of Rockwall’s favorite family festivals. This year, the event partners with the Day for Kids which celebrates the life-changing work taking place at Boys & Girls Clubs each day by encouraging adults to spend meaningful time with young people and engage in fun and active play.

This year, event organizers are going ALL OUT for a quacktastic good time. Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss when the rubber meets the water at the 2018 Southwest Kia Rockwall Rubber Duck Regatta! This year, there will be a completely new LakeZone featuring a remote control sailboat regatta, sailboat tours, Patrol Tours with the Game Warden, and a “Wet Duckie” Zone. The KidZone is new and improved with video game trucks, rock climbing, bungee jumping, petting zoo and more!

Take a walk through the market as you listen to local performers on the stage. Need to cool off? Head over to the Lazy Lagoon Lounge for a spell! Not to mention our new addition: the Shake Your Tail Feathers 5K & Fun Run!

Take the plunge as funds are raised to support the Rockwall branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Texas.

Be a vendor, sponsor, volunteer, or adopt your duck today at www.rockwallduckrace.org.  

10th Annual Blue Star Gala

Join the Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Texas for ‘A Night Under the Stars’ at the Emerald Ballroom in historic downtown Greenville! Featuring dinner and dessert catered by Cup & Saucer, live and silent auction, live entertainment, Youth of the Year speech, appearances by previous Champion of the Child winners, dancing, and more. Tickets and sponsorships on sale now!

Buy Tickets

For information on donating a live or silent auction item, please contact Director of Development, Kara McLeroy at kmcleroy@begreatnext.org.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Gala

Save the date! The Boys and Girls Club of Northeast Texas will hold their 3rd Annual Masquerade Gala on New Year’s Eve Sunday, Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Hilton Dallas/Rockwall Lakefront. The event features dinner and dessert, live auction, live music, casino tables, coffee and dessert bar, and a champagne toast at midnight to ring in the new year.

Tickets are available at www.bgcnye.com. Purchase a ticket before Wednesday, Nov. 15 and receive a FREE raffle ticket!

Ben Parks Golf-A-Thon Fore Kids

Who: 18 Golfers who want to make a difference for kids!
What: A day of golf for a GREAT cause! 54 holes in one day!
Where: Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club
When: Monday, June 5, 2017
Registration opens at 7:30am
Tee off at 8:30am
Why: The Mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
This event will directly help fulfill the Mission of our Club, and to support the Ben Parks First Tee Program.
How: Golfer commits to playing 54 holes in one day and to securing at least $1,000 in pledges.
* All contributions are tax deductible.

Ben Parks devoted his life to helping others improve their lives. The tool he used for this was the game of golf, a game that he mastered and loved. He was a mentor to many youth in Rockwall, freely giving his expertise both in life and in golf. Through his generosity, he helped hundreds of kids reach the next level of golf and gain scholarships to college. Ben was also a supporter of the Boys & Girls Club, often donating time and money to the cause. Ben lived his life by the values that the club wishes to instill in its members. These values include giving back to the community, selflessness, commitment to excellence, carrying a moral compass, and striving to reach beyond your limits to make dreams reality.

Because of all Ben did, and all he was, the Boys & Girls Club of Rockwall created the Ben Parks Golf-A-Thon Fore Kids to help to continue his legacy and to do good for kids.