The Reedy River Duck Derby will be held on July 11, but not in the way most Greenville residents are used to.
There will be no rubber ducks going over the falls this year. All entries will go into a random number generator. The winning numbers will be delivered to a sealed briefcase and Gordon Dill from WSPA will “call” the race and announce the winners. This change was made in May in response to COVID-19 safety protocols.
There is only one week before the event takes place, so people interested in purchasing a duck should do so immediately. Single ducks can be purchased for $10. Four-duck quack packs are also available for just $30, which means you get one duck free. For more information on adopting ducks, visit /duckrace.com/greenville. If interested in learning more about the duck adoption teams, click on the “Teams” tab along the top of the page.
All of the profits from the Duck Derby go to local charities and nonprofits. Some of the groups who were supported last year are United Ministries, Roper Mountain Science Center, Chicora Voices, and Girls on the Run.
The winners of the event will be announced via Facebook Live on July 11 at 2:30 p.m. The first place prize is groceries for a year from Publix; second place prize is $2,500 cash; the third place prize is a golf weekend for two at the Embassy Suites on Verdae. There are more than 30 prizes available this year.
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. This is the 16th consecutive year that the group has organized this charitable fundraiser. For more information visit www.duckrace.com/greenville.