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.