Friday, May 4, 2018


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County’s 12th Annual Duck Derby & Duck-N-Run 5K is coming up on Thursday, June 21, at Tawawa Park in Sidney. This fundraiser is open to the public, and individuals and businesses are encouraged to participate. The Duck Derby and 5K are a fun and exciting way to support children within our local communities. By “adopting” a rubber duck for $5 each or 6 for $25, you not only have a chance to win some fantastic prizes, but you will make a positive impact supporting mentoring programs. New this year is the opportunity to raise money through a peer-to-peer campaign, which will allow participants to receive free duck adoptions, 5K registrations, and other incentives. Details can be found at the agency’s website.

The Duck-N-Run 5K is part of the Shelby County 5K Tour. Pre-registration for the 5K must be received by Monday, June 11. On the day of the event, 5K registration will begin at 7pm at Tawawa Park’s Geib Pavilion, and the evening race is set to start at 8:15pm. Adopted ducks for the Duck Derby will be released into Tawawa Park’s Mosquito Creek at approximately 7:30pm. Don’t miss out on the chance to see your duck cross the finish line and possibly win one of 13 great prizes including $1,000 cash, two Country Concert tickets compliments of Meyer’s Garage & Drive Thru, Overnight Getaway to Peek ‘n Peak Resort, Cedar Point tickets, Kings Island tickets, Cincinnati Reds tickets, and many more wonderful prizes.

If you’re looking for an affordable way to promote your business and help an organization that supports youth in our community, various sponsorship opportunities are available and range from $100 to $500. Door prize donations and general monetary gifts are greatly appreciated as well. If you would like to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Big Brothers Big Sisters office prior to Monday, June 11.

A Big Brothers Big Sisters representative will be offering duck adoptions and 5K registrations to the public during the Great Sidney Farmers’ Market and Greenville Farmers’ Market on June 2, 9, and 16. You can also adopt ducks from Meyer’s Garage & Drive Thru in Newport, board members, local community festivals, and the agency office located at 121 E. North Street in Sidney. For a complete listing of prize packages, sponsorship opportunities, online duck adoptions, online 5K registrations, and more information, go to or call 937-492-7611 or 937-547-9622.

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