Fifth Annual Ducky Derby Coming to GCC

‘Fun’draising Event Benefits United Way

Batavia, NY- Genesee Community College is jumping in once again to help raise money for Genesee County United Way. For the fifth year, GCC will host the Ducky Derby. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, March 7 at 12:30 PM. The event is organized by GCC’s Business Forum Club.

For the event, students sell numbered rubber ducks, which are then set free in the competition sized pool at GCC’s Batavia Campus. With the help of a ‘current’ created by members of the College Swim Team, the first duck that makes it to the end of the pool wins. The race has become a fun tradition on campus with the Cougar Cheer Team chiming and helping celebrate the race while students, staff and faculty turn out to cheer on their favorite duck and support the worthy cause.

Last year, the Business Forum Club sold 1,080 ducks, raising $2,523 for United Way, nearly $300 more than the previous year and a record since the event’s inception.

For further information please contact Rick Dudkowski, Business Faculty member, at 585-343-0055 x6390 or at

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