DUCK DERBY 2020 is MAY 2nd.

Stay tuned for more details!

Thank you for making our 5th Annual Duck Derby a Success!

Our 2019 Winners:

1st Qualifying Race Winner of $100: Leanna Smotherman

2nd Qualifying Race Winner of $100: Heather Bridges

3rd Qualifying Race Winner of $100: Rhonda Whiting

TV Giveaway Winner: Ronnie Tollett

VID Race Winner of $250: LeAnn Gross

Stormtrooper Race Winner of $500: Gloria Hunt

Grand Prize Winner of $1000: Cari Chase!

Team Winners:

Overall Top Sales: Ringgold Primary Duck Vaders

Top Selling Large Business: First Volunteer Bank

Top Selling Small Business: Rose’s Martial Arts

Best Decorated Duck: Ringgold Primary Duck Vaders


Duck Derby

May 4, 2019

Starting at 10AM at the Northwest GA amphitheater (220 Catoosa Circle, Ringgold, GA)

There are 5 exciting ways to win in our 5th Annual Duck Derby! This year ducks will be entered in one of several qualifying races.  The first 5 ducks will advance to the Grand Derby for a chance to win $1,000. 

  1. The first duck to cross the finish line in each qualifying race will win a $100 Visa gift card.

  2. By purchasing a VID, Very Important Duck, you will be entered into a race in which only the VID's will compete for a chance to win $250.  The first 25 VID's to cross the finish line will move on to the Grand Derby for a chance to win $1,000.  VID's are limited, Only 200 will be sold!

  3. If you purchase a Storm Trooper Duck, you will be entered into a race in which only the Storm Trooper Ducks and the Darth Vader Duck compete to win $500! Only 50 Storm Trooper Ducks will be sold!

  4. The Grand Derby Winner, made up of the winners from the qualifying races, will race one more time for a chance to win $1000!

  5. Just for purchasing a duck your name will be entered into a drawing for a new TV!

    What is the Duck Derby?
    The Communities In Schools Duck Derby is a must-see event where hundreds of numbered rubber ducks will then race toward the finish line to win great prizes for their adoptive parents. If your lucky duck is the first to cross the finish line, you will win the grand prize of $1,000! Additional Prizes will be given away in other qualifying rounds! And just for purchasing a duck, your name will be entered into a drawing for a TV!

    How do I participate?
    Duck adoptions start on March 18, 2019. Adopt as many ducks as you want! After you've made your package purchase, your receipt will come with your unique “Lucky Duck” number. With each adoption donation, a duck with your "Lucky Duck" number will be entered into the race on your behalf. For example, if you purchase 1 duck then you will have 1 duck entered into the race. If you purchase 5 ducks, you will have 5 ducks entered into the race with your unique number. You do not need to be present to win, so please be sure to fill out all the required information requested on the order form.

    What is a Duck Team?

    A Duck Team is a business, school, organization, agency, or group that wishes to support Communities in Schools by forming a team to promote and sell ducks for the Duck Derby! Assembling a Duck Team will also give you the opportunity to advertise your business or organization via Communities in Schools social media and newspaper sources. Just for assembling a Duck Team and raising $500 in team sales, you will receive hospitality passes to the Graduation Tent on the day of the Duck Derby! The Graduation tent will have FREE food and non-alcoholic beverages for attendees PLUS you will be entered for door prizes to be given away that evening! Your team will also be entered into a contest for the opportunity to win awards based on the top duck sales for each team category, coolest duck decoration, and top selling Corporate Duck Sponsor!

    School Incentive: The top selling school will win a Fun Day for their school! Communities in Schools will provide a day of inflatables for the students to enjoy AND Communities in Schools employees will be on site to supervise the day so teachers can have a break!

    The top selling Duck Team will win 4 1-day Park Hopper Passes to Disney World!

    How do I adopt a duck?
    Adopt as many ducks as you would like by clicking on the button below! Ducks start at $10 and packages are available. Duck Sales Start on March 18, 2019.