Duck Derby rubber

Meals of Joy is hoping to raise $15,000 at its fourth annual Duck Derby rubber duck race on Sunday, July 4.

Meals of Joy, a nonprofit meal delivery service for seniors in need, is hosting its fourth annual Duck Derby rubber duck race Sunday, July 4. 

To maintain social distancing, the Duck Derby will be hosted virtually, with a streaming broadcast of the race hosted without spectators.  

Last year’s event raised nearly $11,000 to support the organization’s efforts. The goal this year is $15,000.

Derby fans are invited to purchase their tickets early through bit.ly/

mojduckderby. On the site, fans can also form their own derby team to increase their odds and help in the fundraising.  This year, Duck Derby will also feature several themed raffle baskets for purchase at $10 for two ducks (one duck is one ticket). 

Ducks are on sale, and proceeds will benefit Meals of Joy to support its mission to deliver a fresh, hot meal to every senior in need. Since the start of the pandemic, Meals of Joy has seen exponential growth and is serving three and a half times more meals to seniors, with as many as 700 meals delivered weekly. 

Sponsorship opportunities for the derby and raffle prizes are available.   

The minimum duck purchase price is a two-for-$10 Duck Duo, and other duck packages are available on the Duck Derby GoFundMe page. The owner of the ticket with the first-place duck will win $1,000, second place wins $750 and third place wins $500.