The Redding Ducky Derby Race in Redding’s Caldwell Park is a unique event designed as a fund-raising opportunity for the Rotary Foundation Against Substance Abuse and local youth groups. Since its inception nearly 4 million dollars has been returned to local communities for youth development programs and drug- and alcohol-free activities. These programs have benefited countless young people in the North State.
24th Annual Race Results
Redding East Rotary is pleased to announce that just under 30,000 Ducks (29,424) raced down the river for their adoptive parents and the following were made winners by their ducks. Despite overcast skies, light rain and some breezes, about 150 people turned out to watch the drop at Caldwell Park
The prize winners were:
1st Prize: Holiday Harbor Houseboat vacation: Shay Gentry
2nd Prize: Giant Giants Weekend Donated by Interwest Insurance Eric Geiger
3rd Prize: Diamond Necklace from Devon’s Jewelers Emily Shed
4th Prize: All In One Computer from Advanced Concepts: Heather Thigpen
The 25th Annual duck drop will happen on
Sunday, September 28, 2014 in Caldwell Park
Mark you calendars!
Because of our generous sponsors and the tremendous efforts of the students, we were able to distribute just under $150,000 to 60 schools and youth groups.
Top Seller Kira Prozio, 7th grader from Redding School of the Arts earned a bird’s eye view of the drop out on the river for her sales of 146 Ducks. Simplicidy (sic) Nogle 4th grader from Shasta Lake School was second with 141 and finally , 7th grader Eila Chin of Redding School of the Arts was 3rd with 140.