Rotary Club of Aspen seeks youth groups for Ducky Derby |

Rotary Club of Aspen seeks youth groups for Ducky Derby

Staff report

The Rotary Club of Aspen is seeking Roaring Fork Valley youth groups to sell Ducky Derby ducks.

For every dollar of ducks that is sold, the youth group receives 90 cents to support a group or individual cause.

Local youth sell the ducks in person or online between June and race day in August. Funds raised can be used for teams or groups or for individual causes such as entry fees, equipment/transportation/tuition expenses, or other expenses approved by the youth group. The group cause could be purchasing equipment for the group, going to a regional or national event or building a space.

The Ducky Derby is a 26-year-old Aspen tradition that culminates in more than 30,0000 rubber ducks racing down the Roaring Fork River the second Saturday of August, which this year is August 12.

Rotary Club of Aspen raises the funds to support the entire cost of the festival the day of the race, and the youth groups receive the funds shortly after the race.

Youth groups also have an opportunity to participate with a booth at the festival the day of the duck race.

For more information, contact the Aspen Rotary Club youth group leader, Stefan Reveal, at 970-366-1751 or