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What a quacktastic Gwinnett Duck Derby 2018!!!!! 3,500 ducks raced their little hearts out on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the 4th Annual Gwinnett Duck Derby.

The Rotary Club of Sugarloaf's 4th Annual Gwinnett Duck Derby was a smashing success on August 4, 2018 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, and, of course, those glorious ducks!

All four winners attended the regular weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Sugarloaf to collect their winnings. Our winners were:

1st Place A member of the Rotary Club of Sugarloaf and one of our two Diamond Sponsors was totally surprised when one of his ducks crossed the finish line first.

2nd Place A local marketing and community relations consultant and a member of another Rotary club took 2nd place.

3rd Place A Women’s Support Group facilitator from Gwinnett Medical Center won 3rd place.

Last Place Continuing our tradition, we cheered on all the remaining ducks until that final duck crossed the finish line and we were able to award a $10 prize to the local banker who had adopted it.

Most importantly, we raised over $15,000! 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 2019! Saturday, August 3, 2019! Same Duck place. Same Duck race. 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.