60,000 Ducks Dip Into the Willamette

EUGENE, Ore. — The 27th Annual Great Rotary Duck Race took place down at Alton Baker Park on Saturday. This year at least 60,000 rubber ducks were dropped into the Willamette River at noon, amounting to more than $300,000 to support the overall effort of preventing child abuse throughout the area. Flock member Diana Bray … Continue reading »

Duck Race Helps South Lane Mental Health

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Saturday is the last day you can get tickets for the Great Rotary Duck Race, and we’ve been looking at which organizations it benefits every day this week. There are five in all that work to stop child abuse. Last but definitely not least, South Lane Mental Health is making a … Continue reading »

Great Rotary Duck Race: Looking Glass

EUGENE, Ore. — Looking Glass, a local nonprofit dedicated to helping troubled teens, is one of five recipients of funds from the Great Rotary Duck Race. Looking Glass Executive Officer Craig Opperman says funds from the Great Rotary Duck Race are vital, but they especially help with child abuse prevention programs. He says this community … Continue reading »

Willamette Family Offers Support

EUGENE, Ore. — The Willamette Family Center is one of the nonprofits receiving money from this year’s Great Rotary Duck Race. The center offers inpatient and outpatient services for people dealing with addictions. One man, who’s been through the program says it was the parenting classes, which helped turn his life around. For Chris Carlisle … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Gives Parents a Break

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Organizers of this year’s Great Rotary Duck Race hope to raise $500,000 this year, and you still have time to pick up a duck. Every year, the proceeds from the race go to support five area nonprofits that focus on this very effort year-round. One of those nonprofits is the Relief Nursery … Continue reading »

CASA Recruits Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — The Great Rotary Duck Race is just days away and five non-profits will receive help and money through this annual event. Each is on a mission to help fight child abuse and neglect, including the Court Appointed Special Advocates of Lane County. CASA of Lane County works to provide support for children … Continue reading »

Great Rotary Duck Race Tickets on Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s time to get your tickets for the 27th annual Great Rotary Duck Race. People got a sneak peek Thursday at the brand new Jetta at Sheppard Motors on West Seventh Avenue in Eugene. It’s the big prize for the owner of the first duck to cross the finish line. Tickets are … Continue reading »

Great Rotary Duck Race 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014 Autzen Foot Bridge, Eugene   Join KEZI at The Great Rotary Duck Race at Alton Baker Park on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The day starts with a Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser for Mid-Valley Rotary Club at 9am. At 12 Noon the Duck Race Begins! The ducks are dropped at Autzen Foot Bridge. … Continue reading »