COVID-19 and State of Oregon distancing rules have limited or postponed many worthy fundraisers this year. With limits to large crowds, it may have meant there would be no Great Drake Park Duck Race this year. But thanks to the perseverance and ingenuity of local Rotary race leadership, the Duck Race Goes On!
Mid Oregon, along with fellow credit unions Community First, SELCO, and OnPoint, have joined to again be the Duck Race Title Sponsors under the umbrella of “Credit Unions Working Together“, a collaborative effort.
The 2020 Duck Race Will Be A Raffle
There will not be a duck race this year in Drake Park due to uncertainty about large gatherings. Rotary will be holding a Raffle drawing from the tickets purchased from www.theduckrace.com. The 2020 Great Drake Park Rotary Duck Race Raffle will be held and the winners announced on Sunday, September 13th.
Non-Profit Beneficiaries Impact All of Central Oregon
This is the 31st year of the Duck Race, and to date have raised nearly $2 million for local non-profits. Through the efforts of the 4 Bend Rotary Clubs, plus “Credit Unions Working Together” and other sponsors, this collaboration makes a significant difference locally. The past 4 years ticket sales have been near or over $100,000 each year.
This year the proceeds of the Raffle will benefit the following local non-profits: Volunteers in Medicine, Mountain Star Family Relief Nursery, Boys and Girls Club of Bend, Central Oregon Veterans Outreach, J Bar J, The Gift of Literacy and the Family Access Network.
Don’t Forget- Prizes To Be Awarded!
Supporting the seven non-profits above with donations is worthwhile in itself. But remember, 10 lucky winners will receive prizes valued at over $10,000!
The Grand Prize this year will be $5000 cash! In addition, there will be weekly drawings for $100 gift cards to local restaurants for people who have purchased tickets. Restaurant gift cards awarded will include those from Drake, Ariana, Zydeco, Trattoria Sbandati, Pine Tavern and more. In addition to the $5,000 cash Grand Prize, other prizes awarded will be:
- Saxons 1/2 Carat Signature Diamond Earrings- Value $1,250
- Traeger Pro Series- Value $1,100
- Big Mountain Helicopter Tour- Value $800
- 12 Month Membership at BodyBright- Value $719.40
- Old Mill Bucks- Value $500
- 2 Nights Camp Sherman Cabin- Value $500
- DD Ranch Gift Certificate- Value $500
- Amazon Gift Card- Value $400
- Red Carpet Car Wash One Year Pass- Value $395
How to Get Raffle Tickets
Help us to help the non-profits by purchasing Duck Race tickets, online. Unable to sell tickets in person, it is easy to go online to purchase single tickets for $5, or increase your chances to win with a 5 pack for $25, 10 pack for $50 or 20 pack for $100.
Purchasers must be 18 years of age or older, and must be physically in the State of Oregon at the time of ticket purchase.