Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County will be launching ducks down the river very soon! The 11th Annual Duck Derby and Duck-N-Run 5K are scheduled for Thursday, June 22nd, at Tawawa Park in Sidney. Duck adoptions and 5K registrations are still available, but time is running out. The Duck Derby and 5K are a fun and exciting way to support children within the Shelby and Darke County communities. By “adopting” a duck for $5 each or 6 for $25, you not only have a chance to win some fantastic prizes, but you will help make a difference in a child’s life by providing financial support for our mentoring programs.
A Big Brothers Big Sisters representative will be offering duck adoptions and 5K registration forms at the Great Sidney Farmer’s Market around courthouse square this Saturday, June 17, from 8am-12pm. You may also go to our website at www.bigbrobigsis-shelbydarke.org to adopt your ducks and register for the 5K run.
Our 5K is part of the Shelby County 5K Tour. The 5K registration begins at 7pm at Tawawa Park’s Geib Pavilion, and the evening race is set to start at 8:15pm. The adopted ducks will be dropped in the river at approximately 7:30pm at Tawawa Park’s Mosquito Creek near Geib Pavilion. Don’t miss out on the chance to see your duck cross the finish line and possibly win one of 11 great prizes including 2 Country Concert tickets compliments of Meyer’s Garage & Drive Thru, Cincinnati Fun Package including tickets for Kings Island and Cincinnati Reds tickets, and many more fantastic prizes.
This year’s major sponsors include: 105.5 TAM FM, The Early Bird Newspaper Bluebag Media, Edward Jones Andria Haworth Financial Advisor, Eikenberry Retirement Planning, Emerson Climate Technologies, Ferguson Construction, J & J Enterprises, Koenig Equipment, Shelby County FOP Lodge #138, Sidney Body Carstar, Wayne Healthcare. It is not too late to add your name to this list of wonderful sponsors.
Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide a mentor to every child who needs one or wants one. If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer, or have a child in need of our services, please call 937-492-7611. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a United Way Agency and an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.