35th Annual Great Drake Park Duck Race Kicks off June 20


(And it’s off to the races! | Photo courtesy of Mid Oregon Credit Union)

Tickets for The Great Drake Park Duck Race go on sale June 20. This year marks the 35th year of local Rotary clubs, businesses, and community members raising much-needed funds for local non-profit organizations. The Duck Race has raised over $2 million since it began in the late 1980s.

On Sunday, September 8, thousands of bright colored ducks will float down the river to determine the prize winners. Duck race raffle tickets are $5 and can be purchased at First Community, Mid Oregon, OnPoint, Oregon Community, and SELCO Credit Union locations and online at theduckrace.com. Local Rotarians and the Duck mascot will also be out in the community promoting ticket sales throughout the summer. Look for them at familiar venues such as Newport Avenue Market.

Nineteen prizes with total value over $18,500 will be raffled, including the Grand Prize of $5,000 cash! Additional prizes include Hoodoo Ski Area season passes, diamond earrings from Saxon’s Fine Jewelers, and much more.

2024 ticket sale proceeds will benefit ReVillage Community Co-op Child Care Center, Boys & Girls Club of Bend, Family Kitchen, Bend/Redmond Habitat for Humanity and MountainStar Family Relief Nursery.

The Great Drake Park Duck Race is presented by local Rotary clubs and sponsored by Credit Unions Working Together (First Community, Mid Oregon, Oregon Community, OnPoint, and SELCO Credit Unions).

2024 prize sponsors include Hoodoo Ski Area, Saxon’s Fine Jewelers, Miller Lumber, Cascade Insurance Center, Les Schwab Tire Center, Loud & Clear A/V Systems LLC, Sounds Fast, Gary Lewis Outdoors, Ace Hardware, Stereo Planet, Marsh McLennan Agency, Johnson Brothers Appliances, PacificSource Medicare, Pamela J. Carty. Media and other sponsors include Central Oregon Daily News, News Channel 21, KQAK! 105.7, Carlson Sign, The Source Weekly, Cascade Business News, Bend Radio Group (Mix 100.7, KSJJ 102.9, Power 94, 92.9, BackyardBend, BackyardMedia), Combined Communications (99.7 The Bull, FM News 100.1 and AM 1110 KBND, Gold 107.7, Rock 98.3 The Twins, 101.7). In-kind support includes Carlson Sign, 3BK/Sign Pro, Humore.us, S&K Inflatable Rentals, and Smartz.



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