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Tallgrass Creek Resident Swimmers Race 131 Rubber Ducks and Raise $705 for Benevolent Care

December 14, 2015

OVERLAND PARK, KS – Residents from Tallgrass Creek retirement community's  Water Aerobics Group December 11 jumped into a 50-Foot-long, 4-feet-deep pool and raced more131 rubber ducks sponsored by staff and residents to raise money for charity.

The swimmers raised $705 for Tallgrass Creek's Benevolent Care Fund, which helps residents who experience an unforeseen change in their financial situation for reasons beyond their control.

A swim noodle wall was created by the residents in the pool. All rubber ducks were put in the pool at the exact same time. The residents created a current to push the ducks to the other end of the pool (going South to North).

When they got to a black lap marker at the North end of the pool they stopped. The first three ducks to touch the pool wall were declared the winners.

Winners were :

1st Place: Alton Schwandt, a Gold Medal and Prize basket valued at $100.

2nd Place: Joan Grant, a Silver Medal and a free hour of Housekeeping.

3rd Place: Betty Hund, a Bronze Medal and A gift certificate for a Half hour of Housekeeping

The Fitness/Aquatics Center was set in Derby décor as scores of staff and residents cheered on the swimming residents and the winning rubber ducks.