Mid Oregon Credit Union is again joining other credit unions as Presenting Sponsors of the 26th Annual Great Drake Park Duck Race. The Duck Race is an ongoing annual fundraiser organized by all four Bend area Rotary clubs. Since 1989, the race has generated over one million dollars for Central Oregon charities, all supporting children and families in need.
The Great Drake Park Rotary Duck Race itself is scheduled for Sunday, September 13, starting at 11 am at Drake Park in Bend. This year, funds raised from Duck Race ticket sales will go to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Bend, Healthy Beginnings, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery, Pediatric Foundation of Central Oregon and S.M.A.R.T. (Start Making a Reader today). Read more about the 2015 Duck Race Beneficiaries.
How can you help? Stop by one of our branches in Bend (2nd and Olney St.or on the Eastside on Cushing Dr.), Redmond (Next to Bi-Mart), Prineville (Next to Bi-Mart), Madras (5th St./Hwy. 97 Northbound) or our Lending Office in La PIne (Next to Bancorp Insurance) to get your Duck Race tickets. Each $5 Duck Race tickets is matched to a duck in the race, launched into the Deschutes River on that Sunday at 1:30 pm, and the 21 winning ducks get their ticket holder a prize. The top prize this year is a $20,000 Auto Voucher from Smolich Motors.
Tickets are also available from the other “Credit Unions Working Together” partners First Community, OnPoint Community, Oregonians and SELCO Community, as well as from any Bend area Rotarian. Please consider supporting these great local charities and participate in one of the highlights of the Central Oregon year!
To read more about the Duck Race, the activities on that Sunday and the Duck Race rules, www.theduckrace.com