4th Annual Duck Derby for Autism Event

Saturday, June 15, 2019, at the Mohawk Harbor in Schenectady

Adopt a duck – change a life! There’s nothing quite as joyful as watching hundreds of rubber ducks launch into a river and race to the finish. Adopting one of the ducks in the race is an easy way to show support our community of individuals on the Autism spectrum and their families. (And you can win some fantastic prizes too!)

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Adirondack Aquatic Center to host a Guinness World Record Attempt at the Duck Derby, for “Largest Gathering of People Wearing Swim Caps”. Be one of more than 3,000 people in one area wearing a swim cap, and join us in making history for this exciting new facility.

Adirondack Aquatic Center will be the premier facility of its kind in the Northeast, with 80,000 square-feet and four pools with round-the-clock programmable space. Facilities like this are imperative for learn-to-swim programs, vital for those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder to learn this valuable skill.

Adopt a duck (or more!) for the chance to win great prizes in the derby, and enjoy food trucks and sensory friendly activities for the whole family. Additional Ducks and Caps will be available at the event.

Click Here to Adopt Your Ducks!

Announcing a #NameTheDuck contest!

You’ve seen our mascot duck making stops around Schenectady businesses and at our events. But we need your help to choose a perfect name for our feathered friend in time for the Duck Derby!

Email your name ideas to asgcr.communications@gmail.com by Wednesday, June 5th. Voting on finalists will take place from June 7th-14th on our website and Facebook page, and the duck’s new name will be announced at the Duck Derby on the 15th.

Everyone who submits a name will receive an extra entry into the Duck Derby race, and the finalists will each receive a swim cap for the Guinness World Record attempt. We can’t wait to hear your creative ideas!

Sponsorship Opportunities

“TOP DUCK” SPONSORS – $2,500

  • Recognition as a Top Duck Sponsor in event publicity
  • Recognition on a Top Duck Sponsors banner displayed at event
  • Name at the entry gate and on the finish line banner
  • Top Duck Sponsor table at the Derby/World Record Event
  • Special MC recognition throughout the event day, social media sites and newsletter
  • 25 ducks to share with guests/employees
  • 25 swim caps to share with guests/employees for the World Record Event
  • You or Your Company’s Name/Logo on Official Duck Derby & World Record Event T-Shirt
  • Recognition in all press materials as a Top Duck Sponsor

SUPER SWIMMERS SPONSORS – $1,500

  • Recognition as a Super Swimmers sponsor in event publicity
  • Event signage
  • Kids Game Table at the Derby/World Record Event
  • Special MC recognition throughout the event day, social media sites and newsletter
  • 18 ducks to share with guests/employees
  • 18 swim caps to share with guests/employees for the World Record Event
  • You or Your Company’s Name/Logo on Official Duck Derby & World Record Event T-Shirt

DIVING DUCKS SPONSORS – $1,000

  • Recognition as a Diving Ducks sponsor in event publicity
  • Event signage
  • Kids Game Table at the Derby/World Record Event
  • Special MC recognition throughout the event day, social media sites and newsletter
  • 15 ducks to share with guests/employees
  • 15 swim caps to share with guests/employees for the World Record Event
  • You or Your Company’s Name/Logo on Official Duck Derby & World Record Event T-Shirt

FEATHERED FRIENDS SPONSORS – $500

  • Recognition as a Feathered Friends sponsor in event publicity
  • Event signage
  • 10 ducks to share with guests/employees
  • 10 swim caps to share with guests/employees for the World Record Event
  • You or Your Company’s Name/Logo on Official Duck Derby & World Record Event T-Shirt

QUACKER BACKERS SPONSORS – $250

  • Recognition as a Quacker Backers sponsor in event publicity
  • 5 ducks to share with guests/employees
  • 5 swim caps to share with guests/employees for the World Record Event
  • You or Your Company’s Name/Logo on Official Duck Derby & World Record Event T-Shirt

Click Here to Become a Sponsor!

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