We have ducks and turtles racing this weekend for three fantastic nonprofit organizations. Ducks will be racing in Port Angeles and Walla Walla Washington and turtles will be racing in Toccoa, Georgia.
20th Annual Ducky Derby of Walla Walla
The Club sponsors a variety of activities that support and draw attention to their central mission, which is the prevention of child abuse in the Walla Walla Valley.
Where: Mill Creek by the Walla Walla Community College Athletic Fields
When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11:30 am – 3:30 pm PDT. Duck race begins at 2:00 p.m.
Highlights: Rubber ducks have been racing in Walla Walla for 20 years! This ducktacular event will feature free soda, popcorn, family-friendly activities, and 25 cent hot dogs! And the ducks aren’t just floating down Mill Creek. They are racing for child abuse prevention and to support programs that encourage youth all over the Walla Walla Valley!
Prizes: This year features over $25,000 in prizes including a 1-year family membership to the YMCA and a Victoria, British Columbia get-a-way package. In addition, the first place duck will have the option of going home with a 2017 Toyota Corolla or $12,500 cash!
28th Annual Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby
Since 1986, the OMC Foundation has provided more than $1.5 million dollars to the Olympic Medical Center Hospital, and Endowment funds have produced more than $700,000 in just eight years. This money goes towards state-of-the-art equipment and patient services.
Where: The Pond at Lincoln Park in Port Angeles, Washington
When: Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm PDT.
Highlights: A kid’s duck race will take place during the Duck Derby and is presented by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Children under the age of 18 can purchase and decorate a duck for $10, which will be entered into the kid’s event.
Prizes: A total of 45 total prizes are up for grabs this year! The grand prize is a 2017 Toyota Corolla provided by Wilder Toyota. Proceeds from the Duck Derby will benefit the Olympic Medical Center Foundation and the Sequim Rotary Club’s charitable projects.
Racer Website: http://www.omhf.org/duck-derby.aspx
2nd Annual Toccoa Turtle Race
The Boys & Girls Club mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible citizens. Every turtle in the water is a life you have helped inspire in the community.
Where: Toccoa Falls College
When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm EDT.
Highlights: There will be food, music and festivities for children.
Prizes: The grand prize winner will go home with $2,000 cash! Adopt a Turtle, Inspire a Future!
Racer Website: www.toccoaturtlerace.com