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    July 11, 2019

    DOVER, N.H., JULY 10, 2019 – Seacoast Education Endowment for Dover (“SEED”), a nonprofit organization that promotes academic excellence by providing innovation grants to Dover educators, raised more than $1,500 during its second annual Dover Ducky Derby. The event was a collaboration between SEED and the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire (“CMNH”); all proceeds raised will be used to support innovative curriculum and projects in Dover public schools.  


    A flock of 1,000 adopted ducks were released to Dover’s Cocheco River from the Washington Street Bridge. The sponsors of the first five ducks to cross the finish line were deemed the winners. Prizes donated by several local businesses included a Children’s Museum of New Hampshire family fun pack, donated by CMNH; a Razor Trike, donated by Burns, Bryant, Cox, Rockefeller and Durkin P.A.; “Too Cool for the Pool” themed gift bag, donated by AIRVAC, Inc.; a Storyland package donated by Granite Fitness and Performance; and free kids’ meals for a year, donated by Cinco De Mayo Bar & Grill. Winners were: Charlene Stearns, the Alexander Family, Courtney Angers, David Watters, and Deb Fennessy.


    The derby was held in conjunction with the Museum’s NH Maker & Food Fest and Recycled River Regatta. “SEED’s role in the community is so important for developing 21st century scholars,” said President of the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, Jane Bard. “We look forward to continuing this event to promote more awareness of SEED and its mission.”


    Twice annually SEED provides grant funds to Dover public educators for proposed projects to facilitate academic excellence. The non-profit raises funds necessary to augment the city’s school budget through donations from philanthropic individuals, corporate giving, and fundraisers. To donate, go to www.doverseed.org.


    About SEED

    Formed in 2011, SEED is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working to promote academic excellence, champion technology and reward educator innovation in Dover’s public schools. SEED support is not intended to replace appropriate municipal funding. SEED raises private philanthropic dollars and provides grant funds, on a competitive basis, to educators who submit formal applications. SEED’s overarching goals are to create a legacy for educational excellence in Dover Public Schools and to advocate the value of education in the community. SEED welcomes donations of time, talent, and resources. To get involved, please contact info@DoverSeed.org