Frequently Asked Questions

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CASA Ducky Derby FAQ’s

Where is the CASA Ducky Derby?

This year, the CASA Ducky Derby is ALL VIRTUAL! We will not be holding a physical race this year, but we do plan on having a virtual version on the race to announce the winners on August 1 at noon! Follow us on Facebook so you don't miss it!

How does it work?

Everyone who adopts a duck, whether online, in the mail, at a CASA Ducky Derby 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?

When doing a REAL rubber duck race, each duck gets a sticker with the individual tag number. This year, those numbers will go into a randomizer to determine the winner. All numbers are assigned randomly, so you won't know you number.

What time is the CASA Ducky Derby?

Winners will be announced on our Facebook page at noon on August 1. Adoptions will stop at 8 am in order to make sure the video can feature the lucky ducks who won!

How will I know if my duck wins?

CASA of Santa Barbara 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! And this year, they're all DIGITAL!

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 Santa Barbara County will work hard to train, coach, and make sure each one is ready for race day. After the CASA Ducky Derby, 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 share and like our posts and fun videos on Facebook though!

Is my duck adoption tax deductible?

Duck adoptions are not eligible for tax deduction. Please consult with your tax advisor. If you would like to donate to CASA of Santa Barbara County and NOT receive any entries into the CASA Ducky Derby, click here.

Is there an admission fee for the CASA Ducky Derby?

Unfortunately, this year there will be no real race, but everyone can watch our digital race!

Can I adopt ducks on Duck Race Day?

Our ducks will all be sold out by then! Adopt now!

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

Please contact us by emailing or calling 805-739-9102.

Who does the CASA Ducky Derby benefit?

All proceeds benefit CASA of Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara County website and Facebook page for more information.