The 2021 Duck Race Raises over $65K for Local Charities

The 2021 Great Drake Park Duck Race is pleased to announce that local businesses and community members purchased 13,035 online raffle tickets, raising $65,175 for local charities. Proceeds will benefit Deschutes Children’s Foundation, J Bar J Youth Services, KIDS Center, and Mountain Star.

The Great Drake Park Duck Race is presented by local Rotary clubs and sponsored by Credit Unions Working Together (First Community Credit Union, Mid Oregon Credit Union, OnPoint Community Credit Union, and SELCO Community Credit Union).

On Sunday, Sept. 12, the winners of the 2021 Duck Race raffle were randomly drawn online.  Prizes valued at more than $13,500 were awarded to 15 winners.

The Great Drake Park Duck Race plans to return to a live race with ducks in the river, if possible, in 2022. Constraints and uncertainty led to the decision to keep the race virtual this year.

2021 prize sponsors include Hoodoo Ski Area, Saxon’s Fine Jewelers, Miller Lumber, Cascade Insurance Center, Webfoot Painting, Zivney Financial Group, Bend Heating & Sheet Metal, The Pennbrook Company, Century Insurance, PacificSource Health Plans, and RBC Wealth Management. Media sponsors include the Bend Radio Group, The Bulletin, Cascades Business News, Central Oregon Daily, Combined Communications, 105.7 KQAK-FM, and News Channel 21. Carlson Sign, Smartz, and Xpress Printing are providing in-kind support.

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