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Help us help Austin Boys & Girls Clubs DUCK DERBY
$1,185 raised
20% of $6k goal
20 contributors
3 Years running

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Hi, I'm Mark from Ducati Austin.

Last year I was watching the KXAN news and saw a report on the "Duck Derby"  It looked fun and a bit silly, so I reached out to the Austin Boys & Girls Clubs to see if we could hop on the bandwagon.

I really didn't know anything about Boys & Girls Clubs until I met with one of their Foundation members.

Come to find out there are really TWO Austins: A beautiful, shiny new high-rise one were life is peachy and all artisanal, small-batch wonderful.  And another Austin where thousands upon thousands of school aged kids are at risk everyday.  I'm not talking about Detroit, or Pittsburgh, or L.A.  I'm talking about AUSTIN, RIGHT NOW.   "At Risk" includes things like exposure to drugs, alcohol, gangs, physical/sexual abuse and teen pregnancy.

Boys & Girls Clubs have an AMAZING success rate of helping kids steer clear of this stuff and achieve better school attendance, better grades, improved high school graduation rates and increased college enrollment.  

The link below takes you to some facts that show how we can help tip the scales in favor of these kids and the society we live in:

http://boysandgirlsclubofaustin.com/impact.html

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So back to the Duck Derby....It's one of the Boys & Girls Clubs biggest (and certainly most fun) Fund-Raisers of the year.  10,000 Rubber Duckies (with individual serial numbers) get launched into Ladybird Lake (aka Town Lake), shot down stream by the Austin Fire Department water cannon and the duckies that cross the finish line first win fabulous prizes!

This is where WE come in.  One of those Fabulous prizes this year is a brand new 2015 Ducati SCRAMBLER (Ducky yellow, of course).

We need YOUR HELP to buy the Scrambler to donate as a top prize.  The bike out-the-door (but before taxes, tittle and license fees to be paid by the winner) is normally $9,570.  Ducati Austin and Ducati North America have donated $3,688. We also raised anotther $1,000 at our MotoGP party!  So we just need to raise $4,982 plus fees (this site & payment processing).  I am setting the goal at $6,000.  

All the money raised here goes to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area and is therefore TAX DEDUCTABLE to donors!!!

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To be clear, THIS page is fundraising to help buy and donate the Scrambler as a prize for the Boys & Girls Club fundraiser.

You can also (and SHOULD) adopt one or more Duckies to be entered into the Duck Derby to have a chance to WIN the Scrambler or other great prizes. 

Adopt a duck here:  https://www.duckrace.com/Austin/adopt

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