It’s summer once again, which means making a splash and having fun in the sun at the 4th Annual Austin Duck Derby on Saturday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Presented by Austin Sonic Drive-Ins, the family-friendly festival will feature food, music and activities—the highlight being the signature duck race on Lady Bird Lake. The race begins at 11:30 a.m. with the launch of more than 15,000 eco-friendly toy ducklings into the water from the Ann W. Richards Congress Bridge.
Austin residents can get involved now by adopting a duck to complete in the August race, with proceeds benefitting the Austin Boys and Girls Clubs Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides support and assistance to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA). Single ducks can be adopted for just $5, and Quack Packs, Flocks, and the Quacker’s Dozen are also available. Online duck adoptions are open from June 16 to August 5 at 8 a.m.
What’s more, adoptive parents of the derby’s fastest ducks will win the following prizes:
- Grand Prize: 2017 Volkswagen Jetta S, sponsored by Hewlett Volkswagen in Georgetown
- Second Place: 2017 Ducati Scrambler 62-6-1
- Third Place: One-week stay in Summer 2018 at Heritage Fairmont Place in Telluride, Colorado
- Fourth Place: Two Southwest Airlines tickets
- Fifth Place: Yeti Cooler Prize Package
- 50th Place in Honor of BGCAA’s 50th Birthday: $500 MySonic gift card
“Austin Sonic Drive-Ins are proud to sponsor this event and partner with such an impactful organization like our local Boys & Girls Clubs,” said Denise Conway, Austin Sonic Partner. “Giving back is part of our company’s heritage, and it’s the right thing to do. It feels great knowing the impact is life-changing for kids across our city.”
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA) is Austin’s leading youth development agency currently serving more than 12,000 kids via 28 Clubs and four outreach programs. 2017 marks BGCAA’s 50th year in the Austin area, a benchmark measured by thousands of local youth success stories. Club youth participate in high-impact development programs that, when compared to non-club youth, result in better school attendance, better grades, higher graduation rates and a higher likelihood of attending college. Through support from local individuals, businesses and BGCAA Staff, Club youth are given the tools and opportunities to create great futures. www.bgcaustin.org
About Austin Boys and Girls Club Foundation
The Foundation’s purpose is to create an endowment that will ensure the long-term sustainability of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area. Proceeds from the endowment are also used to award college scholarships to worthy Club members, which in turn ensures the long-term sustainability of the community. http://abgcfoundation.org/
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