Duck races earn $10K for Sunrise Rotary Club
Staff reportsThe Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club raised more than $10,000 for community service programs from its 10th Annual Duck Races.Held last Saturday, the races were among the most successful yet, said Paul Duggan, the coordinator of the event.
Truckee residents took home the two top prizes this year. The Kincheloe family of Truckee pocketed $4,000 for first place, while Bo deVre, also of Truckee, won $500 for second place. Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal of Grass Valley collected $250 for third place. With 5,000 ducks in competition, the race required five heats with each heat winner picking up $50. They were Sue Adkorson, Judy Price, Jack Davis, Kris Boatner and the Kincheloes.”These annual Duck Races are the Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club’s most important fund raising event,” said Suzanne Prouty, club president. “Last year’s proceeds benefited community projects such as The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Angel Network and Project Graduation, provided scholarships and exchange student support, helped local sports and recreation, and helped fund community organizations such as the Truckee Sierra Senior Center, Truckee Donner Land Trust and Project MANA.”For the third year in a row the Sierra Sun won Best of Show with “The Great Race-Great Quacksby.” Other winners included:
• Most Creative – EventMasters with “Deppy Duck and the Pirates of the Caribbean.” • Funniest – Eagle Mortgage with “The Donald” Duck.• Most Representative of Sponsor – East-West Partners’ Tahoe Mountain Resort “The Ninth Hole” Duck.
• Best Craftsmanship – Stones Tires’ “Checkerboard Suspension Punk Duck.””The Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club is grateful to the entire Truckee community which helped make this year’s event such a success,” Duggan said. He noted specifically the Rotary Interact Club for staffing the carnival, John Witney and EventMasters for emceeing and entertainment for the event, Albertsons for food and beverages, Northstar at Tahoe for providing golf carts, Waters Septic Service for portable toilets and The Sierra Sun for advertising and publicity. Duggan also thanked Lynn Saunders, president of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Dobey, CEO of the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, and the judges of the Sponsor Duck beauty contest.