The Rotary Club of Roanoke "Great Roanoke River Duck Race"







On May 31, 2014, the Rotary Club of Roanoke hosted the 1st Annual Great Roanoke River Duck Race. Our club set out to develop a new signature fund raiser for our scholarship program and several not-for-profit organizations. The committee worked for months getting all of our “DUCKS IN A ROW.” We are pleased to report that the 10,000 ducks performed swimmingly. This free event on a beautiful summer day had hundreds of children and adults cheering on their sponsored ducks. Family activities were provided by Virginia First Serve Tennis, Bradley Free Clinic, Girl Scouts, Center in the Square, Blue Ridge Literacy, Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, Orvis, The Pottery Guild, 31 Gifts, Universal Kempo Karate, Play It Again Sports, Member One, YWCA, Rotary of Roanoke, and the Easy Pickens Band. The sponsors of this awesome event were Member One, Brambleton Imports, Grand Home Furnishing, Rossi Construction and Virginia Capitol Strategies. The Great Roanoke River Duck Race raised $9,234 for the Rotary Club of Roanoke Scholarship Fund and six not-for-profit organizations: Bradley Free Clinic, Virginia First Serve Tennis, Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline, Blue Ridge Literacy, Blue Ridge Land Conservancy, and Center in the Square. The 2nd Annual Great Roanoke River Duck Race will be held on Saturday, May 30, 2015.