Gwinnett Duck Derby (Aug 4)

Annual Gwinnett Duck Derby

When: Sat, August 4th  (3 to 7 p.m)

Where: West Gwinnett Park Aquatic Center in Norcross


All are invited to come to the free event, scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. to swim and to watch the duck race. You can  adopt a duck for $5 each.

Proceeds will go towards the club’s local and international programs for children and youth. The Rotary Club of Sugarloaf is made up of business owners and community leaders with a heart to serve others. By raising funds each year, the club has been able to:

  • Purchase a virtual reality computer system installed at Corley Elementary School;
  • Fund a scholarship for a Gwinnett Science Fair winner;
  • Provide sidewalks for Annandale Villagers; and
  • Continue the Polio Plus effort of Rotary International aimed at eradicating polio entirely throughout the world.

The racing of the ducks occurs at 4 p.m., while pool games, a food truck and a DJ will add to the fun.  Approximately 5,000 ducks will be launched from a slide into a lazy waterway, which is part of the aquatic center. The ducks will flow into a catch basin and the first three finishers will be awarded prizes.  The first place prize is $2,500, the second place prize is $1,000, and the third place prize is $500.