Despite the setbacks of a challenging year, the Reedy River Duck Derby made a splash for the 16th year in a row.
In May, the Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville announced that the annual festival would be held online only due to continued safety protocols over Covid-19. Even though there would be no one gathering in the park and no ducks going down the falls, a whopping 7,944 virtual ducks were adopted in this year’s online race.
“Non-profit groups need help now more than ever,” said Wendy Green, the immediate past-president of the Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville. “One hundred percent of the profits from the Reedy River Duck Derby are given to help Upstate and international charities make their communities stronger.”
Tracey Garcia was presented with the Grand Prize of groceries for a year from Publix. Ginger Floyd won the $2,500 from the Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville, and Beverly Bresette won the golf weekend for two from the Embassy Suites Golf Resort. Grants will be awarded within the next few weeks.
The Rotary Club is hopeful to see the 17th annual Duck Derby will be back on the river at Falls Park in 2021. For the full list of winners, visit https://www.duckrace.com/greenville
About the Duck Derby
The Rotary Club of the Reedy River Greenville, a service organization of local business men and women, holds the Reedy River Duck Derby annually as its primary fundraiser every May. For more information visit www.duckrace.com/greenville.