Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about our cause and how the duck race works.
Make a contribution:
Adopt a Duck Now!
Who does the Duck Derby benefit?
The Duck Derby proceeds benefit Advocates for Children.
Advocates provides services to children and families who have been the victims of abuse and neglect. Because of the generosity of individuals like YOU, we are able to serve over 13,000 children and families each year.
What is the (Virtual) Duck Derby?

It's a really quacky concept. To win the guaranteed Grand Prize of $10,000 cash, all you have to do is adopt a duck. Duck Adoptions range in price from $5-$250. Each duck you adopt will be released into the random number generator, the random number generator will pick the winning duck.


When is the Duck Derby?

Saturday, May 14th, 2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Grand Prize Winner Announced at 12:00 pm


Where is the Duck Derby?

Downtown Cartersville at Friendship Plaza

1 Friendship Plaza
Cartersville, GA 30120


Are they real ducks or rubber ducks?

Rubber ducks!


Once I adopt my duck, do I get to keep it?

No, sorry but we have some adorable little themed ducks you can purchase at Southern Cove. When you adopt your duck, Advocates staff will work hard to train, coach, and condition your rubber ducks to make sure they are ready for the big day.


How will I know if my duck wins?

Advocates staff will contact you immediately with the information you provided on your duck adoption paper(s).


Can I adopt a duck for my child?

Yes, but the name on the adoption paper must be in the name of an adult (18 and older) for legal purposes.


What is Advocates for Children?

Advocates for Children is a non-profit organization committed to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Through our programs, we strive to one day help create a world where all children are respected and loved, happy and thriving. Our goal is to bring hope and comfort to over 13,000 children, youth, & families every year in Bartow County, and surrounding North Georgia areas. We provide direct care to children who are victims of abuse and neglect, and offer programming that focuses on the prevention of child abuse and on crucial elements of family wellness. There are no other organizations duplicating our services in Bartow County. There is no charge for the services we provide so that is why we are so dependent upon the support of events like Duck Derby.


What are Advocates' sources of funding?

–Donations from individuals and groups, such as churches and civic organizations

–Special events which include Duck Derby, Duck Dash, Fall Benefit, and more

–Corporate and family foundations

–Businesses - local, national and international

–Competitive state and federal grants