Derby Duck Fundraiser

We have six duck races the last weekend of April and a total of over 90,000 rubber ducks racing! Adopt a Duck Today before our nonprofit racers sell out!

14th Annual Ken-Ducky Derby 

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Who: Harbor House of Louisville

Harbor House is a nonprofit training and development center that seeks to empower individuals with disabilities and their families to lead fulfilled and productive lives.

Where: Waterfront Park in Louisville, Kentucky

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT.  Ducks drop at 7:00 p.m.

Highlights:  Duck race fans can join 37,000 Derby Ducks along with live music, face painting, and family friendly activities at the Festival Plaza at Waterfront Park. At approximately 7:00 pm EDT the fans will be called to the post for the main event and watch thousands of ducks swim to the finish line to win the grand prize of a Brand New Ford F150 Truck.  Cash prizes will also be awarded for the 2nd and 3rd place duck. Adopt a Duck, Light the Way for People with Disabilities.

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The Great Duck Derby Race

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Who: Treasure Coast Community Health

TCCH’s mission is to provide accessible, cost-effective, high quality comprehensive health care to all people regardless of their socio-economic circumstances throughout Indian River County, Florida.

Where: Captain Hiram’s in Sebastian, Florida

When: Sunday, April 30, 2017 from noon – 4:00 p.m. EDT.

Highlights:  Duck fans will get to watch a total of 5,000 ducks launch into the Indian River Lagoon and race towards the shore.  Prizes include the grand prize of $1,000 cash.  The second place wins $500 cash and the 3rd place winner wins $250 cash.

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2017 Duck Festival

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Who: The Arc Montgomery County

The Arc provides inclusive child care, after-school care, and summer programs allowing children to play, grow, learn and explore their world, together.

Where: Veteran’s Plaza, Downtown Silver Spring

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 from noon – 4:00 p.m. EDT.  Duck Pluck is at 3:00 p.m.

Highlights: Spectators can enjoy free activities and entertainment that is fun for the whole family featuring carnival-style games and photo opportunities with Quacky. And the best part is cheering as a diver “swims” through 7,000 rubber ducks, plucking out a special few to win prizes for their adoptive families! The Grand Prize winner wins $1,000 cash and the second place winner will go home with $750.  Third place wins $500.  One lucky duck may win a million dollars!

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Fayetteville Duck Derby 

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Who: Fayetteville Urban Ministry

Fayetteville Urban Ministry focuses on transforming lives through Faith, Hope, Love and Security through programs that help Cumberland County residents every year, free of charge.

Where: Cross Creek at Festival Park

When:  Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

Highlights: The first lucky duck that crosses the finish line wins the Grand Prize of a 2017 Coleman Toy Hauler and $300 cash!  Seven other lucky ducks will go home with prizes.  The best part of all is that all proceeds go directly to local nonprofits and schools in Cumberland County.

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Merryman House Paducky Derby

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Who: Merryman House

The Merryman House offers both residency and outreach services to meet the needs of victims of intimate partner abuse and their dependents as they strive to live free of violence in their home.

Where: Noble Park Pond in Paducah, Kentucky.

Racer Highlights:  There are 3 cash prizes for the first 3 winning ducks!  The third place winner receives $500, 2nd place receives $1,000 and the grand prize winner receives $2,500! Each duck adopted helps save, build and change lives!

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When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 starting at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

13th Annual Hope Floats Duck Race
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Photo Courtesy of Charlotte Observer

Who: Kindermourn

For 39 years, Kindermourn has provided help, hope and healing to to bereaved parents and grieving children.  They also provide counseling services for parents who have experienced the death of a child and children grieving death of a loved one.

Where: U.S. National Whitewater Center

When:  Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT. The Duck Race begins at 3:30 p.m.

Highlights:  Our final race of the weekend is the KinderMourn 13th Annual Hope Floats Duck Race in Charlotte, NC. A total of  30,000 ducks will get the chance to swim through some fun rapids! This ducky day will feature children’s activities, crafts and games.  The grand prize is $2,500 in cash and other quacktastic prizes will be given away.  Adopt Ducks! Float Hope!

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Derby Duck Fundraiser