It all started back in 1990 as a fun and quirky community event held in Drake Park. Since then, the Great Rotary Duck Race has grown to become a fixture in the community’s early fall event schedule and includes all 4 Bend area Rotary clubs, local credit unions (and selected charities) selling $5 raffle tickets to raise funds for local nonprofits.
Over the years, the Great Rotary Duck Race has generated more than $1.1 million for local charities. As the largest participant/ticket seller, Rotary Club of Greater Bend is able to directly designate $20,000-$25,000 annually to worthy non-profits. Beneficiaries over the past 6 years have included Boys and Girls Club of Bend, Healing Reins, Abilitree, Deschutes Children’s Foundation, The KIDS Center, Healing Reins, Bethlehem Inn, Cascade Youth & Family Center, Younity, Volunteers in Medicine and many others.
If your organization is interested in applying to be a beneficiary of the next Duck Race, click here.
Click here to see the Duck Race website and learn more.