Big Sky Senior Services in Billings hosts the 26th Rubber Duck Regata starting September 11 at ZooMontana from 10 am – 2 pm. It’s a great way to have fun with the family while helping a great cause.
Rubber duck races are held all day with hundreds of dollars in prizes. The Grand Prize Duck race is held at 1:30 pm. Ducks can be purchased online or at local credit unions. Guests can also buy ducks at the zoo substituted for admission. Other activities planned for the day include carnival games, train rides, bingo, entertainment, and delicious local food trucks.
Funding received from the event goes towards the Prevention of Elder Abuse (PEA) services that help vulnerable senior citizens in hazardous situations. PEA programs bring awareness to certain kinds of abuse seniors face and provide education on elder abuse and the exploitation they may face.
Executive director for Big Sky Senior Service, Tyler Amundson, said roughly 1000 people attended the event in 2021 and raised over 30,000 dollars, which was a massive piece of their operating services. Amundson also said he appreciates community members coming out and supporting the Rubber Duck Regatta and having a blast while there. It’s a great way to spread awareness about the importance of preventing elder abuse so that senior citizens can live a safe, healthy life free from manipulation and physical abuse from others.
Big Sky Senior Services is an in-home care serving senior citizens for the past 45 years. They provide quality care for their patients with their Senior Helping Hands program, helping to service low-income isolated seniors in their homes so they can live in their homes for as long as they need. The Senior Helping Hands program and the Prevention of Elder Abuse and Friends Volunteer program collaborated and became Big Sky Senior Services nearly 17 years ago.
Their vision, values, and mission revolve around providing in-home services that enhance the quality of life for the elders they serve. They also believe senior citizens deserve a happy, safe, independent life in their home, free of abuse and surrounded by staff that genuinely care about their wellbeing.
Support a great cause and have fun doing it by coming to the zoo and competing in the Rubber Duck Regatta!