2021 Duck Race & Festival

We got a Duck Race MATCHING DONOR!
For every duck purchased between now and our Duck Race on September 18th our friends at Petco Love will donate an extra $5 directly to @nevadahumanesociety to help our shelter pets!

This is our only fundraising event this year -so our shelter pets need your help! Our goal is to sell 50,000 ducks and we are SO close! Please help shelter pets by purchasing ducks and be sure to join us at Bartley Ranch on Saturday, September 18th from 4-9pm to see if your duck wins a brand-new Toyota CH-R Hatchback OR $10,000 donated by our friends at Carson City Toyota.

This year the Duck Race & Festival will be hosted at Hawkins Amphitheatre in Bartley Regional Park from 4-9pm on September 18th! During this family-friendly event there will be vendors, food trucks, a beer garden, games for the kids, pet adoptions, and more! To close out the evening we will be airing our virtual duck race and the family-friendly movie, Bolt. So mark your calendars and join us on September 18th!

You can watch our 2021 Duck Race video from September 18th here. Simply click the video below to watch the fun unfold!

A huge congrats to our winners:

Grand Prize: Robert Reader

Dine Around Reno: Kim Newman

Pampered Pet: Kersti McAllister

Staycation: Amelia Gonzalez

Extreme Date Night: Peggy Kamper


The Duck Race provides Nevada Humane Society with essential funding that ensures we can continue our life-saving work to care, and provide homes, for Northern Nevada pets in need. We thank you for your incredible support of this year's Duck Race!

About NHS: Nevada Humane Society is a non-profit organization that is entirely reliant on donations, community support and grant funding. NHS is proud to be the only open-admission, no-kill shelter in Nevada meaning we take in any animals regardless of age, illness, or past trauma. In 2007, NHS became a no-kill shelter and launched a bold effort to help Washoe County become a life-saving community. In 2014, NHS expanded life-saving efforts to include Carson City, by opening a shelter there. Today, more than 130,000 animals have been placed into loving homes since 2007 and NHS continues to grow, maintaining its status as one of the leading animal shelters in the country for saving homeless pets –having helped more than 16,000 animals in 2020 alone.

Grand Prize

Your choice between a brand new 2021 Toyota CH-R Hatchback OR $10,000 -- generously donated by Carson City Toyota

Other Prize Packages
Dine Around Reno Restaurant Package:
Extreme Date Night Package:
Pampered Pet Package:
Staycation Package:

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Duck-Major Sponsorship

Price: $10,000

Available: 3

Benefits:

  • Logo in Annual Impact Report (15k)
  • Television and Radio Advertising
  • Logo on Printed Promo/Ad Materials as Secondary Sponsor
  • Logo on Duck T-shirts as Secondary Sponsor***
  • Logo on Social Media
  • Logo on Website
  • Logo inclusion in day of event footage
  • Logo on print marketing materials***
  • Logo inclusion on Duck Race Happy Tails page
  • Promo at Duck Adoption Sites**
  • Logo inclusion on Event Banner***
  • Media Coverage Day of Event
  • Social Media Live Coverage Leading up to Event (Facebook Live/Instagram Live)
Contact: Kristen Saibini, Development Director at ksaibini@nevadahumanesociety.org

Gold Duck-Major Sponsorship

Price: $5,000

Available: 5

Benefits:

  • Logo on Printed Promo/Ad Materials***
  • Logo on Duck Race T-shirts***
  • Logo on Social Media
  • Logo on Website
  • Logo inclusion on Duck Race Happy Tails page
  • Promo at Duck Adoption Sites***
  • Media Coverage Day of Event (Limited)
  • Social Media Live Coverage Leading up to Event (Facebook Live/Instagram Live)
Contact: Kristen Saibini, Development Director at ksaibini@nevadahumanesociety.org

Silver Duck-Major Sponsorship

Price: $2,500

Available: Multiple

Benefits:

  • Logo on Duck Race T-shirts***
  • Logo on Social Media
  • Logo on Website
Contact: Kristen Saibini, Development Director at ksaibini@nevadahumanesociety.org

Bronze Duck-Major Sponsorship

Price: $1,500

Available: Multiple

Benefits:

  • Logo on Duck Race T-shirts***
  • Logo on Website
Contact: Kristen Saibini, Development Director at ksaibini@nevadahumanesociety.org

Plucky Partners

Price: FREE

Available: Endless

Description:

Our plucky partners are one of the top ways we can sell ducks—which in turn equals more money for homeless animals in our community! By being a plucky partner, you are committing to helping us promote our event and sell ducks by: Sharing our event on Social Media through your business channel, sharing our event via e-blasts, and by handing out adoption papers.

By helping, you and your business will be recognized as supporters of Nevada Humane Society in various ways including:

  • Opportunity to be involved in live-streamed event teasers reaching our audience of 45-50k viewers.
  • Inclusion in event advertising and promotion as allowed.
  • Monthly incentive prizes for the top adopters across all businesses (we will provide a pet goodie basket).
  • Business flyers (provided by sponsor) included in all adoption packs for one month before and after event. More than 600 adoption packets are distributed monthly throughout Northern Nevada
  • Business logo inclusion on Duck Race Website.
  • Inclusion in print/radio/television advertising when promoting “Plucky Partners.”
  • Inclusion in targeted social media when promoting “Plucky Partners.”
  • Right to use NHS Logo.
  • The gratitude of hundreds of homeless pets.
Contact Megan McCalister, Events and Volunteer Manager, at mmccalister@nevadahumanesociety.org

Thank you to our Plucky Partner Coffee and Comics!
Thank you to our Plucky Partner Coffee and Comics!
Thank you to our Plucky Partner Pinon Bottle Co!
Thank you to our Plucky Partner Pinon Bottle Co!

Presenting Sponsor

Sponsor: Silver

Plucky Partners