Friday, June 4, 2021


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County’s 15th Annual Duck Derby & Duck-N-Run 5K is being held on June 17th, 2021 at Tawawa Park in Sidney.  This fundraiser is open to the public, and individuals and businesses are encouraged to participate.  This annual event is a fun and exciting way to support children within our local communities.  By “adopting” a Duck Derby rubber duck for $5 each or 6 for $25, you not only have a chance to win the $1,000 Cash Grand Prize and 30 other prizes, but you will make a positive impact supporting mentoring programs. We will also be continuing the opportunity to adopt Defender of Potential Ducks for $25 each.  The Defender of Potential Duck drawing is limited to only 250 tickets, offers better odds of winning, and one lucky person will be the winner of a $500 cash jackpot. Don’t miss your opportunity for a chance to win over 30 fabulous prizes!

The Defender of Potential Duck winner will be drawn at 7:30pm, with the regular Duck Derby immediately following in Tawawa Park’s Mosquito Creek.  Don’t miss out on the chance to see thousands of rubber ducks launched into the creek and see if your duck is the winner of one of 30 great prizes.  This year’s prizes include the $1,000 Cash Grand, Two 3-day tickets to 2021 Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes compliments of Meyer’s Garage & Drive Thru., Four Tickets to Kings Island compliments of Kings Island, Mini-Photoshoot with Claire Larger compliments of Claire Larger & a canvas picture compliments of Agape Distribution, $100 Ohio State Parks Gift Card and two fishing licenses compliments of Jennifer Henke and Meyer’s Garage & Drive Thru, Handmade bowl compliments of WEH Wood Art & Brooklinen Robe compliments of Agape Distribution and a head scratcher, two salt room session coupons compliments of Moonflower Aromatherapy. $100 Walmart Gift Card compliments of Gillespie Construction. Two tickets to Jake Owen concert & $20 gift certificate to JT’s Brew & Grill compliments of JT’s Brew & Grill. Two Snow Trails Ski Resort Tickets. Two tickets to Thrill to Grill compliments of Versailles Winery. Cleveland Package: Great Lakes Science Center 1-day pass, $10 Mitchells Ice Cream compliments of Mitchell’s Ice Cream. Two Ultimate taste Tickets compliments of Versailles Winery. &50 Gift Card to Submarine House compliments of Submarine House. Do Good Gift Bag (T-shirt, water bottle, $25 gift card) compliments of Do Good restaurant. $40 Stairway to Wellness Gift card compliments of Stairway to Wellness. Two $30 Double M Diner Gift Cards compliments of Double M Diner. High Grounds gift basket compliments of High Grounds Café. Merle Norman Gift Basket compliments of Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio. $50 Allison Custom Jewelry gift certificate compliments of Allison’s Jewelry. Two Trail Ride coupons compliments of Mormon Valley Farms. $25 Sure Shot Tap House gift card compliments of Sure Shot Tap House. $25 Beanz Buttercream Bakery compliments of Beanz Buttercream Bakery. $25 Montage gift card compliments of Montage Café. Four tickets to Akron Rubber Ducks compliments of Akron Rubber Ducks. $25 Merchant House Gift Card compliments of Merchant House. Brethren House Floral Décor and a 425 Amazon gift card compliments of Brethren Retirement Community. $25 Drive-In gift certificate compliments of Sidney Auto Vue Drive-In. Three 18’ Teaford’s Pizza & Subs coupon compliments of Teaford’s Pizza & Subs. $15 Winners Meats gift card and one game of bowling compliments of Winner’s Meats and Bel-Mar Lanes. $20 Smokin Jo’s gift certificate compliments of Smokin Jo’s. The Whistle Stop pizza coupon compliments of The Whistle Stop. The Duck-N-Run 5K is part of the Shelby County 5K Tour.  Pre-registration for the 5K must be received by Monday, June 7th.  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.  In the event of inclement of weather or COVID-19 restrictions that prevent us from being able to have the Duck Derby, we will conduct the drawing for winners virtually. 

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 $200 to $750.  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 7th, 2021.

If you are wanting to adopt a duck you can visit our website at 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. Don’t miss your opportunity for a chance to win over 30 fabulous prizes! 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.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a non-profit United Way member agency.  Proceeds from the event will benefit our local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency which matches at-risk children with volunteer role models.  These volunteers are screened thoroughly and meet with children at least two times per month offering guidance, support, and positive role-modeling.  The concept of services by Big Brothers Big Sisters is to get community members to open up their lives to a young child within their own community.  It does not take a great deal of time, money, or talent; the volunteers just need to care about children.

Community members who feel they don’t want to make a commitment of volunteering can help the agency in other ways.  The agency is always looking for cost-saving ideas for activities that volunteers can do with their matched Littles.  In the past, companies and individuals have donated tickets to local events, sporting events, or hosted a special outing for the Big Brothers Big Sisters group.

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