In honor of the 20th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta, this afternoon a group of students from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science built a rubber duck structure made entirely out of canned goods.
|Finished rubber duck in "Canned Fashion."|
The structure is a re-creation of one built by the same group of students this past March for the 17th Annual Cincinnati Canstruction, for which it won Jurors’ Favorite. The students rebuilt the structure in celebration of the Freestore Foodbank’s 20th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta. All food items will be donated to the Freestore Foodbank at the close of the exhibit.
The Can-struction was organized and led by UC student Mitchell Hudepohl with support of his team mates and advisor Prof. Amanda Albrecht. Joining in the build were Brendon Sexton, Rob Mullen, Ryan Bannan, Alex Buchholz, and Britton Maynard.
|The UC Construction Management Can-struction team with Rubber Duck Regatta founder and chair Bob Edwards and CEAS associate dean Allen Arthur. Team members are (from Left to Right): Brendon Sexton, Rob Mullen, Ryan Bannan, Mitchell Hudepohl, Mandy Albrech|
The Rubber Duck Regatta is the Freestore Foodbank's largest fundraiser. Last year's regatta netted more than $875,000, the equivalent of 2.6 million meals for Greater Cincinnati's food insecure population. Since its inception in 1995, the fundraiser has raised $7.7 million to help alleviate hunger in the Tri-State.
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For more information about the 20th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta, please visit: http://freestorefoodbank.org/rdr2014/