Get your Ducks in a Row

GCC Readies for Sixth Annual United Way Ducky Derby

Batavia, NY- Forget about Duck Dynasty! It’s Ducky Derby time at Genesee Community College. GCC will host the sixth annual Ducky Derby to benefit Genesee County United Way on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. 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 Cougarettes cheering and helping celebrate the race while students, staff and faculty turn out to root for their favorite duck and support the worthy cause.

Last year, the Business Forum Club sold 1,821 ducks allowing the Club to donate $1,639 to United Way. “This event is always enjoyable and it’s for a great cause,” said Prof. Rick Dudkowski, Club Advisor. “We hope people will purchase as many ducks as they can again this year and help United Way serve those in need in our community. We want to remind people that winning ducks are eligible for cash prizes, too.”

For further information please contact Prof. Dudkowski at 585-343-0055 x6390 or at

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Editors Note:
A photo from last year’s Ducky Derby can be found here: