Big prizes at this weekend’s Derby Duck Races are in store for some duck adopters. Check out these four races we have lined up starting May 20, 2016!
Coastal Duck Derby
The Open House Youth Shelter is the only emergency youth shelter of its type in their region and serves children in crisis as well as runaway and homeless youth. It is a 24-hour, 9-bed facility that is committed to improving the safety and wellbeing of abused and/or neglected and otherwise at-risk youth who are in need of a safe place to stay.
Where: Wilmington, NC at Jungle Rapids Family Fun Park
When: Friday, May 20, 2016
Highlights: Last year the Coastal Duck Derby made their debut in Wilmington, NC and did such a phenomenal job that they are back bigger than ever with 10,000 ducks! Quacky fans can enjoy an evening of fun at the water park (one day early before opening season) with free entertainment and kids activities!
Prizes: The first five Derby Ducks to cross the finish line will win a prize! This year’s prizes include season passes to Jungle Rapids, a Wilmington gift card package, a weekend stay at the Oglethorpe Lodge in Savannah, GA, and a gift car for meals for a year from Atlanta Bread Company. But only one lucky first place duck will go home with $1,000 cash!
Racer Website: http://www.coastalduckderby.com
Souderton Area Duck Derby Race
All proceeds for the Duck Derby will benefit the Souderton Area High School music programs whose goal is to nurture a passion for knowledge, achievement and personal excellence not only in a music setting, but as a lifelong syllabus.
Where: Telford, PA at Branchwood Park
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 10am – 2pm PDT
Highlights: It’s time to get quackin’! This lucky race is all about the students and their passion for music! This family fun event will feature kids activities, face painting, and of course, MUSIC! At approximately 1:15pm 5,000 Derby Ducks will take a swim to race for some quacky prizes!
Prizes: There will be several prizes awarded at this ducky event including Philadelphia Eagles tickets! But only one duck will swim away with the grand prize of $1,000 cash!
Tired Dog Rescue Duck Derby
Who: Tired Dog Rescue
Tired Dog Rescue’s mission is to rescue neglected, abandoned and abused dogs in Gulfport, Mississippi area by taking dogs in and providing the medical care they need, regardless of the cost, and then ensure they get adopted into loving homes through their 100% volunteer based foster program.
Where: Gulfport, MS at The Dock Bar and Grill
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 12pm – 4pm CDT
Highlights: The Derby Ducks are making a splash in Gulfport for the first time! Join the fun for an afternoon filled with live music, food, and family fun! Learn about all the dogs available for adoption (or foster) and all the wonderful work the volunteers at Tired Dog Rescue are all about! Adopt a Duck. Save a Life.
Prizes: 5,000 Derby Ducks will be swimming for some Quacktastic cash prizes ($1,000 and $1,500) and a $500 Gift Package!
Racer Website: http://www.tireddogrescueduckderby.com
19th Annual Ducky Derby of Walla Walla
The Exchange Club Foundation’s mission is to make their community a safe and secure place for all children. Fun for all…all for KIDS!
Where: Walla Walla, WA at Mill Creek
When: Saturday, May 21, 2016 from 11:30am – 3:30pm PDT
Highlights: These Derby Ducks are stars in Walla Walla after racing for 19 years! This ducktacular event will feature free soda, popcorn, family-friendly activities, and 25 cent hot dogs! At approximately 2pm 17,000 Derby Ducks will race for child abuse prevention and to support programs that encourage youth all over the Walla Walla Valley!
Prizes: This year features over $22,000 in prizes including a 1-year family membership to the YMCA and an outdoor entertainment package from The Home Depot. The first place duck will have the option of going home with a 2016 Toyota Corolla or $10,000 cash!
27th Annual Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby
The mission of the Olympic Medical Center Foundation is to improve the lives of patients of Olympic Medical Center. Since 1990, the foundation has raised over $5 million which has enabled the hospital to buy state-of-the-art medical equipment, pay for staff training, and pay for new services.
Where: Port Angeles, WA at Lincoln Park Pond
When: Sunday, May 22, 2016
Highlights: These Derby Ducks are no strangers to the race scene and have been working hard quackin’ around Port Angeles. Come out for an afternoon of family friendly activities, an opportunity to meet Quacky, Derby Ducks and more!
Prizes: Duck Adopters once again have the chance to win a 2016 Toyota Tacoma and 43 other prizes! Don’t miss your chance to win!
Racer Website: http://www.omhf.org/duck-derby.aspx