The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge (BGCBR) is hosting the 8th annual Blue Ridge Duck Race on August 20 at the Smith River Fest.
The duck adoption goal has been increased from the previous 10,000 to 15,000 ducks because of the outstanding community support for BGCBR. Ducks can be adopted at select public events and online at https://www.duckrace.com/blueridge. A single duck can be adopted for $5, a Quack Pack for $25 (6 ducks), or a Flock for $100 (25 ducks).
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge enrolls 150 students in summer camp and nearly 300 students during the school year at sites in Martinsville City Public Schools and Henry County Public Schools. These students benefit from the funds raised through the Blue Ridge Duck Race by providing access to programming, lower membership costs, and academic experiences.
The Blue Ridge Duck Race is sponsored by Hooker Furnishings, The Lester Group, Bassett Furniture, Blue Ridge Aquaculture, Eastman, New College Institute, Anthem HealthKeepers Plus, and Planet Fitness.
“Every school should have a club due to the safety net it provides to the well-being of a child. A school with the support of a club has a much better chance of helping their students reach their potential.” Jeremy Hoff CEO Hooker Furnishings, Board President BGCBR.