Thank you, Marshawn Lynch 0

Thank you, Marshawn Lynch

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 in Blog, Community

Ride the Ducks has been showing locals and tourists the beautiful city of Seattle for the past 20 years and we frequently get involved in local events. From taking Starlight kids from Swedish Hospital to splash into Lake Union or delivering Random Ducks of Kindness to passersby on the streets, we have hundreds of fond memories of celebrating our amazing city.   When we heard Marshawn Lynch took out a full page ad in the Sunday Seattle Times, there was an immediate buzz as we were instantly transported back to that chilly February day. Who could forget the day when one million 12s from around the city lined the streets to support the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks? We started talking about all of the Seahawk signs and jerseys, and how many people skipped work and school to celebrate for hours in the cold. We laughed at how the cell towers were overloaded and how we’ve still been meaning to put together the footage into a montage video. Then Captain Rik O’Shay walked into the office. “All of a sudden, I turned to my right and Marshawn Lynch was there, next to me. Beast Mode was RIGHT THERE! I couldn’t believe it!”   We can’t tell you how many...

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Giving Never Goes Out Of Style 0

Giving Never Goes Out Of Style

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Blog, Community

Every year we donate more than $10,000 in tickets to non-profit organizations around the Pacific Northwest. Whether we are getting involved in local events, or paying it forward through fun campaigns like Random Ducks of Kindness, Ride the Ducks strives to make Seattle a better place. This fall we supported the 6th Annual Ride into the Holidays event with the Seattle Monorail and Treehouse, an incredible non-profit organization that provides youth in foster care the opportunities and services to be just as successful in school and in life as any other kid. On November 25th, smiles were put on the faces of hundreds of foster children and their families. They rode the Monorail from Seattle Center with balloon animals in hand, and participated in raffles with awesome prizes. Each family left with a FREE annual membership to the Pacific Science Center and lots of other goodies—how cool is that? Next stop: Westlake Center! Families walked over to the IKEA Holiday Carousel where they were welcomed with hot chocolate, cookies, and plush toy donations, followed by the tree lighting celebration and—of course—going on a spin around the carousel itself! This event could not have happened without the generous donations from the Seattle community. The holiday season may be coming to a close,...

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Pediatric Duck Day Onboard Ride the Ducks! 0

Pediatric Duck Day Onboard Ride the Ducks!

Posted by on Apr 13, 2014 in Blog, Community

We were thrilled to partner with Starlight Children’s Foundation Northwest and The Seattle Children’s Museum for a fun-filled day with local Starlight families in honor of Pediatric Duck Day!  We hosted over 150 children and their families for a Duck Tour and had a BLAST!  After seeing all the sights of Seattle, the Ducks splashed into Lake Union to cruise around Gas Works Park and saw breathtaking views of the skyline.  After the tour, The Seattle Children’s Museum hosted Starlight families for an ice cream social and activities.  It was an amazing day and we were so excited to be a part of it! A huge thank you also goes out to Pepsi for donating waters for all the families, the event came together with support from a lot of great partners and we are so lucky to be a part of such a great community. Starlight’s mission is to help seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear, and isolation through entertainment, education, and family activities.  Ride the Ducks of Seattle has been a proud partner with Starlight Children’s Foundation Northwest since 2008.  To learn more about our partnership, click...

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Super Bowl Parade #onaduck! 0

Super Bowl Parade #onaduck!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2014 in Blog, Community

In a nutshell, today was EPIC! USAToday estimates that more than 1 million of the 12th Man were in downtown Seattle today! Thank you to everyone who ventured the freezing temps to come downtown to support the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks! We did our best to wave at every single one of you! It was exciting to have Beast Mode and the SeaGals on a Duck with Captain Rik O’Shay and Captain Max Stout! He was so much fun with a great sense of humor! Thanks for all the delicious Skittles! We were proud to be part of the celebrations today and are working hard to collect photos and video from our staff so that we can share them with you! Big thank you to the Seattle Seahawks and Seafair for inviting us to be part of their special day to celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII! We were happy to have everyone #onaduck! Here are a few photos from today! Thank you to all our media partners around Seattle and the greater Puget Sound area! Our President/CEO had great time visiting with each of you and we are appreciative of your support. Check out some of the news clips by King5, Kiro7, Komo4 and the Huffington Post! Did you see Governor Jay Inslee...

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Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to Celebrate #onaDuck! 0

Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks to Celebrate #onaDuck!

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Blog, Community

  It’s official! Super Bowl Championship Parade to feature 12 amphibious landing crafts!  On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks’ #1 defense destroyed the Denver Broncos #1 offense in Super Bowl XLVIII and on Wednesday, the entire city will celebrate with Seattle’s #1 City Tour: Ride the Ducks of Seattle!  “We are thrilled to celebrate an epic Super Bowl victory with the 12th Man and the Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks!” says Brian Tracey, President/CEO. “Seventeen years ago, Ride the Ducks of Seattle began as a locally-owned business with just one Duck and we are so blessed to have become part of the fabric of downtown Seattle. We were honored when we were asked to be part of this historic day!”  The Seahawks’ Super Bowl Parade will start at 11am at 4th and Denny and travel down 4th Avenue to arrive at Century Link Field at 1:30pm. Members of the Seahawks organization will be onboard Ride the Ducks of Seattle, as well as state and local dignitaries, and of course, the 12th Man! We expect to see more than 300,000 of the NFL’s loudest fans downtown to celebrate the first Super Bowl victory in Seahawks’ franchise history. See you tomorrow...

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2013 Stuff the Duck a HUGE Success!

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013 in Blog, Community

Ride the Ducks is thrilled to donate $10,000 to Starlight Children’s Northwest along with toys we have collected for this holiday season! Our 2nd annual Stuff the Duck toy drive was a huge success and we are honored to partner with such an incredible organization. Starlight Northwest works hard year-round to help seriously-ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities.   This year’s Stuff the Duck kicked off with the Macy’s Parade in downtown Seattle, where we filled three Ducks with Starlight families and drove them through the parade! We had a blast with the families on board and were overjoyed to give them the opportunity to participate in this Seattle holiday tradition.  We also collected new toys and games for Starlight Northwest from November 29th through December 18th at our Seattle Center and Westlake Center locations. After weeks of soliciting donations and filling our toy bins, we are excited to donate all the items to Starlight in hopes of making the holidays a little brighter for seriously-ill children and their families. In addition, we are adding a $10,000 donation to help this organization with all of their amazing...

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