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The ducks have returned from their winter training camp and are excited to be racing again! This year's 4th Annual Gwinnett Duck Derby will be at West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center on Saturday, August 4, 2018 starting at 3:00 p.m.

The Rotary Club of Sugarloaf's 3rd Annual Gwinnett Duck Derby was a smashing success on September 9, 2017 at West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center. The weather was perfect and the event was full of family fun with a DJ, a food truck, snow cones, cotton candy and, of course, those glorious ducks!

Two of the three winners attended a regular weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Sugarloaf to collect their winnings. Our winners were:

1st Place A local community member who adopted a few ducks after seeing the display at a Harley-Davidson dealer’s weekend event.

2nd Place A retired businessman who is a friend of several Rotary members who adopted a Company of 28 ducks.

3rd Place One of the young lifeguards at the pool on Duck Derby Day, she adopted a Bevy of 5 ducks for $20 and two hours later won $500!!!

Most importantly, we raised over $16,000! Thanks to our sponsors, 100% of that will go toward community service. These funds help us serve our community locally and worldwide in many ways, specifically:

  • Purchasing a virtual reality computer system to be installed at Corley Elementary School
  • Supporting the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrenceville
  • Sponsoring Interact Clubs at Brookwood High School and the Boys and Girls Club
  • Funding a scholarship at Gwinnett Tech
  • Continuing the Polio Plus effort of Rotary International aimed at eradicating polio entirely

We are excited to say the ducks will return in 2018! Make plans now for a day of family fun at the pool!

Prizes

  • First Place Duck - $2,500
    The First Duck across the finish line will
    win a cash prize of $2,500 for its Adopting Owner.
  • Second Place Duck - $1,000
    The Second Duck across the finish line will
    win a cash prize of $1,000 for its Adopting Owner.
  • Third Place Duck - $500
    The Third Duck across the finish line will
    win a cash prize of $500 for its Adopting Owner.