Bi-Mart Drive Day Great Rotary Duck Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Less than a month to go before the ducks go swimming. The Great Rotary Duck Race happens this year on October 11th. Tuesday is Bi-Mart’s Lucky Tuesday at 18th Avenue and Chambers. Meet the recipient agencies and purchase Great Rotary Duck Race tickets. Diana Bray stopped by KEZI 9 News this Morning … Continue reading »

Annual Rotary Duck Race Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of yellow rubber ducks rode the currents of the Willamette River on Saturday for a good cause. Organizers say the Great Rotary Duck Race‘s fight against child abuse had another great year. Organizers say the community stepped up in the battle, helping to raise more than $340,000 for the cause. They … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Duck Race

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday, thousands of rubber ducks will race down the Willamette River, with winning prize numbers attached to them, for the Great Rotary Duck Race. On Thursday, nearly 100 volunteers helped put more than 64,000 numbers on the rubber ducks. At a tentative toal, with that many tickets sold at $5 each, the … Continue reading »

Inside Bridgeway House

EUGENE, Ore. – At some point in our lives, we’ve all been assured, “it’s going to be okay.” As much as we want to believe that person, it’s not always easy. Two local women were brought together by those words, but they were also brought together and will forever be linked by autism and the … Continue reading »

Rotary Duck Race Helps CASA

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Great Rotary Duck Race is 10 days out, and hopefully everyone has bought a ticket. A single ticket will help protect foster children. Some boys and girls in Lane County that have gone through the foster care system have found a permanent home; but, there are hundreds who haven’t yet. A … Continue reading »

Duck Race Supports Relief Nursery

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — When high school graduates walk this year there will be some that have overcome tremendous challenges to get where they are, it will also be their second graduation. The graduates are also part of the Family Relief Nursery in Cottage Grove. It’s one of six nonprofits helping prevent child abuse and … Continue reading »

Duck Race Helps Jasper Mountain

EUGENE, Ore. — The 26th annual Great Rotary Duck Race is October 12. In 25 years, the event has raised more than $5 million for Lane County nonprofit organizations. This year’s 6 recipients are all helping prevent child abuse. A builder starts with a foundation, adds framework, support, and windows; much like work done inside … Continue reading »

Great Rotary Duck Race Underway

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s one of the most competitive races and one of the most beneficial for Lane County children. The countdown has officially begun to the Great Rotary Duck Race. A couple hundred Rotary Club members met at the Valley River Inn for the kickoff event, Tuesday. Money raised will benefit six local agencies, … Continue reading »

2012 Duck Race: Beaudet Jewelry

EUGENE, Ore. — First thing in the morning at Beaudet Jewelry, the staff pulls the sheets off all the empty display cases in the store. Then they pull the jewelry out of the safe and, one at a time, put each piece back in its place until the cases are full. It’s meticulous work, but … Continue reading »

2012 Duck Race: Changing Lives

EUGENE, Ore. — Ask Christina Hammond about her life before going through Willamette Family Treatment Services and she responds with brutal honesty. “I knew people didn’t use [drugs] or were clean somehow, but that’s not what I knew,” she said. “That wasn’t my lifestyle. I needed help.” In August 2005, she finally got that help … Continue reading »

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