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Adopt a Duck Now!

Adopt a Duck. Support Your Community.

If you would like to be a sponsor, donate a prize, OR if you are a non-profit who needs to raise funds!!! - please email Julie at juliehejtmanek16@gmail.com.

WHAT: The 25th Annual SERTOMA Great Topeka Duck Race. No less than 10,000 “adopted” rubber ducks will be dropped into Lake Shawnee in the cove South of the swim beach, for a race to the finish line. Lucky winners will receive great prizes! You need not be present to win the top prizes. Ducks can be adopted for a $5.00 donation. Ducks are numbered corresponding to your adoption certificate. Your Lucky Duck Number is printed on your adoption certificate and is valid for single and/or multiple duck adoptions. Adopt your ducks on-line with a Visa or MasterCard. Join a team, adopt the most ducks and win !

WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2020. **Please Note** Race Day Activities have changed this year. Ducks will be dropped into the water at 10:00 a.m.. Due to social distancing restrictions, no other activities will occur at the Race site.

WHERE: Event: Lake Shawnee, Topeka, Kansas, south of the swim beach, South of 29th & Croco Road. Parking: Tinman Circle, East Edge Road & Croco, south side of East Edge.

WHY: To benefit the programs of the Sertoma Clubs of Topeka and their sponsorship beneficiaries which have included Capper Foundation, Children’s Miracle Network, The Villages, The Marian Clinic, Meals on Wheels, Head Start Programs, LULAC and East Topeka Sr. Center, Safe Streets, KVC, LifeHouse Child Advocacy Center, Ronald McDonald House, TARC, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka Serving Shawnee County, Boys & Girls Clubs, Sheep Dog Impact Assistance, hearing health missions, and other worthy causes.


Prizes

  • 1st Place Prize: 2012 Ford Focus hatchback
    1st Place Prize: 2012 Ford Focus hatchback
    1st Place Prize: 2012 Ford Focus hatchback

    compliments of:
    Laird Noller Ford Dealerships, Topeka

    Winner- William Heydenreich


  • 2nd Prize: 14K yellow gold princess cut diamond stud earrings

    14K yellow gold princess cut Diamond Stud earrings

    Winner- Patricia Bigley

  • 3rd Prize: fresh roasted coffee 365 days of  the year
    3rd Prize: fresh roasted coffee 365 days of the year

    Wake up to fresh roasted coffee 365 days of the year, donated by

    CLASSIC BEAN, Topeka – “more than just coffee” !!

    Winner- David Kampman



  • 4th Prize: $500 Shopping Spree
    4th Prize: $500 Shopping Spree

    $500 shopping spree at Hyvee Food Store, donated by:

    HYVEE FOOD STORE, Topeka

    Winner- Joe Silsby


  • 5th Prize: Weekend Getaway at Prairie Band Casino
    5th Prize: Weekend Getaway at Prairie Band Casino

    A weekend getaway at Prairie Band Casino & Resort, including

    2 rounds of weekend golf, an overnight stay at the Resort,

    & $50.00 to spend at Three Fires Steakhouse, donated by PRAIRIE

    BAND CASINO & RESORT

    Winner- Susan Rogers

  • 6th Prize: 4 tickets to any 2020-2021 event at the Stormont Vail Event Center,
    6th Prize: 4 tickets to any 2020-2021 event at the Stormont Vail Event Center,

    4 tickets to any 2020-2021 event at the Stormont Vail Event Center,

    compliments of Stormont Vail Event Center & Spectra Venue Mgmt,

    & a one-night hotel stay provided by CAPITOL PLAZA HOTEL, Topeka

    Winner- Kim Gambers

  • 7th Prize: Two season tickets to both Washburn University  Football and Basketball
    7th Prize: Two season tickets to both Washburn University Football and Basketball

    Two season tickets to both Washburn University

    Football and Basketball, for the 2020-2021 season, donated by

    WASHBURN UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS

    Winner- Stephen & Edie Smith

  • 8th Prize: one-year Family Membership to Zoo and Discovery Center
    8th Prize: one-year Family Membership to Zoo and Discovery Center

    A one-year Family Membership at the World Famous Topeka Zoo,

    PLUS one-year Family Membership at The Kansas Children’s

    Discovery Center, Topeka, donated by: KANSAS TIRE & AUTO

    Winner- Madigan Maere (from Texas)

  • 9th Prize: one-year Family Membership to Zoo and Discovery Center
    9th Prize: one-year Family Membership to Zoo and Discovery Center

    A one-year Family Membership at the World Famous

    Topeka Zoo, PLUS one-year Family Membership at The Kansas Children’s

    Discovery Center, Topeka, donated by ANDREW LINTON FARM BUREAU Financial Services

    Winner- Susan Ables

  • PLUS-a chance to win ONE MILLION DOLLARS!
    (Duck #27), SEE OFFICIAL RULES FOR MORE DETAILS,
    SPONSORED BY PRAIRIE BAND POTAWATOMI NATION

 

 


Who receives funds from this event???

Beneficiaries - 1996 to 2019


A Child’s World Day Care

American Red Cross

Avondale East Elementary

Berryton & Tecumseh CERT

Beta Chapter

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka

Boy Scout Troop 94

Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka

Boys & Girls State

Breakthrough House

CAART, Animal Rescue

Capital City Chorus

Capper Foundation

Carbondale City Library

CASA

Charles Curtis Home Restoration

Chase Middle School

Christ the King Preschool

Citizens Academy Ambassadors– Topeka PD

Community Action

Community Blood Center

Doorstep

East Topeka Senior Center

Eisenhower Middle School

Elmont Elementary School Bionic Club

Emerald City Cosmos

First Tee Community Action

Girl Scout Troop 7154

Habitat for Humanity

Hayden High School Band & Bells

Head Start

Helping Hands Humane Society

Highland Park Central

Highland Park HS Boosters

Highland Park Link Crew

Highland Park United Methodist Church

Holy Family

Jardine Elementary PTO

Jayhawk Area Boy Scouts

Jayhawk Theatre Restoration

Jefferson West Journalism Class

Junior Achievement

Kaw Chapter IAAP

Kardio Kids

KICKS (Kids in care of Kids)

KVC Behavioral Health

Landon Middle School

Legion Post 421 Senators

Let’s Help

Lifehouse Child Advocacy Center

Logan Elementary School Bionic Club

LULAC Senior Center

McCarter Elementary

Marian Clinic Dental Program

Mater Dei Child Care

Meals on Wheels

Midland Care Connection

Mission Valley H.S. Cheer Squad

Nat’l Assoc of Professional Mtg Women

NET Reach

North Fairview Elementary School

North Topeka Rotary Club

Optimist Clubs of Topeka

Osage City Middle School Cheer

Osage City Middle School Yearbook

Our Savior Lutheran Church Youth

Prairie Advocacy Center

Prince of Peace Youth Group

Quinton Heights Elementary

Ronald McDonald House

Ross Elementary School

Topeka Rough Riders SCABA baseball

Safe Streets

Scholarships (high school)

Seaman High School Fine Arts Club

Seaman Middle School Power Club

SHARP

Shawnee County Drug Court

Shawnee Heights Boys Soccer Boosters

Shawnee Heights United Methodist Church

Sheep Dog Impact Assistance

Sheltered Living, Inc.

Simon Youth Foundation, Westridge Mall

Sole Reason

Southwest Topeka Kiwanis

St. David’s Episcopal Church

St. Mary’s Methodist Youth

State Street Elementary

STEPS

Successful Connections

Sunflower Soccer

TARC

TDC Learning Center

The Villages

Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy

Topeka Collegiate School

Topeka Cosmopolitan Club

Topeka Rescue Mission

Topeka High Cheer Squad

Topeka High Climate Club

Topeka North Outreach

Topeka Police Cadets

Topeka Select Strikers

Topeka Sluggers Baseball

Topeka Spirit Club

Topeka West Football

Topeka West Charger Band

Topeka Youth Hockey

Topeka Youth Project

Town & Country Church

Toys for Tots

Tri-County Catholic Youth

Unity Church of Christianity

USD 501 Speech/Hearing Dept

VFW

Wamego Sertoma Club

Wanamaker Elementary School

Washburn Rural Dance Team

Washburn Rural High School Band

Washburn Rural Middle School Choir

Washburn Rural Middle School Orchestra

West Indianaola Elementary School

White Lakes Optimist Club

YMCA & YWCA

Platinum

Gold

Silver

Bronze Duck

Rubber Ducky