Frequently Asked Questions

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When & where is The Great CASA Duck Race?

All kinds of family fun will be happening on Saturday, May 23rd at Wild Water Adventure Park, 11413 East Shaw Ave, Clovis, CA 93619!

How do my ducks get in the water?

A few days prior to The Great CASA Duck Race, volunteers will place numbered tags on the bottom of every duck that will be in the duck race - which is 5,000! These ducks are special racing ducks, so don't worry the event is eco-friendly! The tags are waterproof labels beginning with a 7-digit number and ending with a 7-digit number.

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How does it work?

Everyone who adopts a duck, whether online, in the mail, at a the Great CASA Duck Race adoption event or in a sponsoring business is entered into what we call E-Quack, a database that stores all the information. Next to your name in E-Quack is the number of ducks you have adopted. The tag range is entered into E-Quack and all the numbers are shuffled up. Then, E-Quack automatically assigns the number of ducks you have adopted next to Tag Numbers. Thus, if you adopted 5 ducks, your name will be placed next to 5 different Tag Numbers.

What is my tag number?

Tag numbers are automatically and randomly assigned by computer. We want to make sure that no duck is taking steroids and the race is not fixed, so to ensure the integrity of the race, tag numbers are never given out. Rest assured, however, that all of the ducks you have adopted will be in the water.

How will I know if my duck wins?

CASA of Fresno and Madera County will contact you using the information you provided with your duck adoption. You do not need to be present to win.

Are they real ducks or rubber ducks?

Rubber ducks, silly!

Who can adopt a duck?

Anyone! However, you must be at least 18 years old to adopt a duck.

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

No. After you adopt your duck, CASA of Fresno and Madera County will work hard to train, coach, and make sure each one is ready for race day. After The Great CASA Duck Race, all of the ducks will fly off to their next race somewhere in the U.S.

Do I need to be present to win?

No, the winner does not need to be present to win. We do hope you will join us for the festivities though!

Is my duck adoption tax deductible?

Duck adoptions are not eligible for tax deduction. Please consult with your tax adviser. If you would like to donate to CASA of Fresno and Madera County and NOT receive any entries into The Great CASA Duck Race, click here.

Is there an admission fee for The Great CASA Duck Race

If you want to take part in cheering your duck to the finish line on race day, you can purchase discounted tickets to the water park while adopting a duck online.

We'd love to see you there but, you do NOT have to be present to win.

Can I adopt ducks on Duck Race Day?

If ducks aren't sold out before race day, yes but we suggest you adopt now!

How do I contact someone at CASA of Fresno and Madera County if I have questions or issues that are not answered here?

Please contact us by emailing or call 559.244.6485

Who does the CASA Ducky Derby benefit?

All proceeds benefit CASA of Fresno and Madera County, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to assure a safe, permanent, nurturing home for every abused and/or neglected child by providing a highly trained volunteer to advocate for them in the court system. CASA volunteers make a real and lasting difference in the lives of the most vulnerable children in our community.

Please visit our CASA of Fresno and Madera County website and Facebook page for more information.