The Kiwanis Eye of the Tiger E Club is proud to support the Incredible Duck Race!
In our 2017 — 2018 Kiwanis year, under the leadership of then International President, Jim Rochford, we broke an almost 30 year membership decline with the opening of 415 new Kiwanis clubs and a global net increase in membership. A lot of Kiwanians from all over the world put in time and energy to bring about this success. Even at that, it didn’t happen by accident. It happened because of developing process affectionately referred to as The Eye of the Tiger.
In the 1982 film, Rocky III, Rocky Balboa comes back to regain his title by first becoming laser focused on winning his match. He must put all else aside and develop an eye like the tiger on a hunt. He does, and he wins. In the Kiwanis world of new club opening we, too, must put aside distractions and approach our task with the single minded focus of a tiger on the hunt. We must develop our eye of the tiger. By doing so, and following the steps that have been documented to succeed, we too will fin the fight against a declining membership. We have. We are. And will will.
At the end of that Kiwanis administrative year, in part to commemorate our success, we formed this eye of the tiger virtual Kiwanis club. Made up of club openers all over the world our goals are:
- Open a new Kiwanis club at the site of an International Convention
- Train Kiwanians how to open new Kiwanis clubs
- Perpetuate and continue to develop the Eye of the Tiger new club opening methodology honed in the 2017 — 2018 Kiwanis year.
About the Incredible Virtual Duck Race
The 2021 Incredible Duck Race is continuing as a virtual race. Adopt a Duck for $5 at TampaDuckRace.com.
- First Place Prize - $5,000
- Second Place Prize - $1,000
- Third Place Prize - $500
Proceeds will benefit the Tampa Kiwanis Foundation which provides programs for kids in Tampa.
On Saturday, May 22nd at 12pm EST, The Kiwanis Club of Tampa will hold a Virtual Duck Race via Facebook Live. Actual ducks WILL NOT be raced, but we will have a fun and creative way for you to enjoy the race from home. WINNERS WILL BE SELECTED VIA A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR. The first three ducks to "cross the finish line" will win amazing cash prizes!
Last year's virtual race resulted in almost 7,000 ducks sold and raised $27,932 - making it our most successful race to date! We were excited to split these proceeds evenly between the Tampa Kiwanis Foundation, Feeding Tampa Bay, and Metropolitan Ministries.
We are disappointed that we cannot race our ducks and host the event we had planned for our local families. However, the need in our community is bigger than ever. We hope that you will still support our event, Adopt a Duck, take a chance to win the $5,000 First Place Prize, and support our local community.
Want to get involved, volunteer, or sponsor the event? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Learn more about the Kiwanis Club of Tampa at TampaKiwanis.org.
About the Kiwanis Club of Tampa
The Kiwanis Club of Tampa has been helping children in the local community since 1919. Our enthusiastic members pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children in our community. Locally we build ramps for the disabled, hold immunization events, purchase holiday gifts for kids in need, provide scholarships, work with leadership clubs in schools at the middle school, high school and college level, and build reading rooms in Boys and Girls Clubs around Tampa. Additionally, our foundation provides grants to local non-profit organizations. Learn more at TampaKiwanis.org.