Over the past 25 years, the Rotary Club of Aspen's Ducky Derby has raised more than $2.5 Million for 65 nonprofit groups in the Roaring Fork Valley, as well as charitable organizations around the world.
1st $15,000 Mason Delman
2nd $1,500 Lina Maldaikyte
3rd $1,000 J. Hinduja
4th $800 Gunter Schaldach
5th $700 Donna Gerardi Riordan
6th $600 Marilyn Levin
7th $500 Kayla Fagre
8th $400 Andrea Jones
9th $300 Namdar Kazemri
10th $200 Susan Sime
Last Place $219 Susan Smith
Aspen Valley Hospital, Haselden Construction
Alpine Ace Hardware, Alpine Bank, Mountain Temp Services, The Romero Group LLC, Rossmore Enterprises, Timberline Bank
Aspen Square Condominium Hotel, BendonAdams, Charles Cunniffe Architects, Darnauer Group Communications, G. F. Woods Construction Inc., Holland & Hart LLP, East Coast Asset Management, Reese Henry & Co., Rowland+Broughton Architecture & Urban Design, Sunrise Development Co., Sure Thing Burger, Swire Coca-Cola, Peter and Frieda Wallison, Zane's Tavern
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE DUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL
When: Saturday, August 10, 2019
Where: Rio Grande Park in Aspen, Colorado (Get Directions)
SCHEDULE OF FESTIVITIES
All Day ...........Youth Games and Booths
10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ...........Silent Auction
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ............Music by Dj Dylan
11:30 a.m. ...............................Invitational Skateboard Jam
11:30 a.m. ...............................Food Court and Beer Garden
2:19 p.m. .................................Duck Race Launch at “No Problem” Bridge
2:45 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. .............Duck Race Finish below “Mill Street” Bridge
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. .............Festivities Continue
4:00 p.m. ................................Ducky Derby Winners Announced at Festival Stage
GRAND PRIZE : $15,000
This year the Grand Prize is $15,000…or a “Lucky Duck” worth $1,000,000*
*For every 3,333 ducks adopted, one will be a Special Lucky Duck worth $1 million if it comes in 1st place.
2nd place $1,500
3rd place $1,000
4th place $800
5th place $700
6th place $600
7th place $500
8th place $400
9th place $300
10th place $200
Last place $219
JOIN THE FUN AND FESTIVITIES
The Ducky Derby includes a day-long family friendly Ducky Derby Festival in Rio Grande Park (Get Directions), featuring games and prizes for kids, bounce houses, and a variety of lunch options.
DUCKY DERBY HAS RAISED $2.5 MILLION FOR 65 NONPROFITS
Over the past 25 years, the Ducky Derby has raised more than $2.5 Million for 65 nonprofit groups in the Rolling Fork Valley, specifically youth groups and scholarships, as well as charitable organizations around the world, like the Guatemala Literacy Project.
The Ducky Derby is the only source of fundraising for the Rotary Club of Aspen (AspenRotary.org). A novel idea conceived in 1992, the Ducky Derby annually floats approximately 30,000 yellow rubber ducks down a stretch of the Roaring Fork River in Aspen with the first ducks to cross the finish line winning prizes for their “adoptive parents”.
Each summer Aspen Rotarians and members of local youth groups solicit people to adopt “little yellow swimmers” for $15 per duck; Multiple duck purchases are available at discounted prices.
Our sponsors underwrite the event’s large operating costs…allowing 100% of the proceeds from duck adoptions to go directly to charitable works of locally and internationally.
The Aspen Times, Aspen Sojourner, The Agency Aspen, Aspen Ambulance, Aspen Brewing Company, Aspen Digger, Aspen Sports, EMORO Inc., Clark's Market, Double Diamond Moving & Storage, Live Loud T-Shirt Co., Mountain Chalet, Premier Party Rentals, Radio Board Shop, Sandy's Office Supply, Specialized Protective Services, Stan Clauson & Associates, Swire Coca-Cola
*Any prizes not claimed six months after the event date will be forfeited.
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