Duck Derby


Sponosred by



  • Rio Duck Derby sales starts Wed., Sept 6 and ends Thursday, Sept. 21.
  • Through student and online sales sell 3,000 raffle rubber ducks for $10.
  • Order forms will be handed out in 5th period on Friday, Sept. 8 (also available in Attendance office and
  • No ducks will change hands. Raffle #’s will be assigned to duck purchase. To see your raffle number go to
  • All forms and money will be turned into Attendance office.
  • Ducks can be purchased online through the Rio Americano website: and org/DuckDerby
  • Rio Duck Derby raffle will take place Friday, Sept. 22 at lunch at the Rio pool.
  • Class that sells the most ducks wins $1,000, Duck Derby T-shirts, and first entry into pool deck during raffle drawing.
  • Winning class has their Duck Dunker choose winning ducks.
    • Freshmen: TBA
    • Sophomores: TBA
    • Juniors: TBA
    • Seniors: TBA
  • Two ducks will win $500
  • 25 ducks will win $100
  • Winners will be notified via email and posted on org/DuckDerby.
  • The Duck Derby Celebration will be Friday, April 22 at lunch with live music, BBQ hamburgers and hot dogs and dessert sales by Crazy for Yogurt.
  • Top 25 sellers will get their food for free at the Duck Derby Celebration and iTunes gift card.
  • Winners of Starbucks, iTunes, Chipotle, Crazy for Yogurt, and other gift cards plus Duck Derby T-shirts and Rio gear will be chosen in a weekly raffle from people who have turned in order forms and money and Top 5 sellers.
  • Any questions please contact Kelli Wheeler at


Click HERE for 2017 Rio Duck Derby Sponsorship

If you’d like to be a sponsor contact Kelli Wheeler @

Duck Derby Job Descriptions

Chair – (Kelli Wheeler) Person in possession of the Duck Derby Binder who will organize the event, volunteers, and oversee all aspects of execution and follow-up.

Co-chair – Person who can help execute event in absence of or conjunction with chair. Takes care of administrative details like reprinting more forms, form distribution, stapling, collating, getting forms to Duck Wranglers. Ideally, a shadow to the chair interested in taking over the event the following year.

Sponsorship Sales –  Person/team in charge of seeking underwriting sponsorship of Duck Derby for maximum profit. Will create banners, programs, or other event materials recognizing sponsors. Will work with Communications to make sure sponsors get recognized in all media mediums.

Treasurer – In charge of collecting money from office, keeping track of sales both physical and online, keeping ledger, and depositing money to PTSA treasurer. Works with Duck Wranglers.

Duck Wranglers – Creates an Excel spreadsheet keeping track of sales and assigning raffle numbers. Stores ducks, matching duck numbers to duck adopters. Their team will transport and put ducks in and out of the pool for the Duck Derby Drawing. Will work with Treasurer.

Prize Patrol – People who will collect donated prizes and gift cards for weekly drawings meant to promote duck sales. Will get names of students who have turned in money on a daily basis from Administrator. Will organize prizes and do random drawing for winners. Provides office with announcement of winner and prize and leaves prize package with Attendance to be picked up. Also put in announcement which class is leading in sales.

Communications – People who will update OneRio social media sites with Duck Derby information (i.e. winners, reminders, notifications, deadlines). Disseminate same information to RioNewsflash, Student Liaisons, Principal’s Message, and other promotional/informational avenues. Publicity.

Tech Support – Keeps Duck Derby tab on website updated, helps set up online sales, posts Duck Derby Adoption spreadsheet with raffle numbers, posts winners.

Event Coordinators – Working with students to produce Spring Rally Duck Derby Kick-Off, coordinating Duck Derby Celebration, coordinating Duck Derby Drawing.

Worker Bees – People who don’t want a formal job, but please call me if there is a hole that needs to be filled and I’ll see if I can help.



Final Update

The Second Annual Rio Duck Derby is in the books and we have 27 winners including OneRio and the Sophomore class!

Here’s the details:

868 raffle ducks sold

$14,586.00 raised

$1,000 earned by sophomore class for selling most ducks

Davis picks ducks


Congratulations to our 2016 Duck Derby Winners!

 $500 Grand Prize Winners DuckDerbyLogo

Number          Name                     Student Seller

  1. 883          Maro Maguire       (Cela Chamness)
  2. 1037        Kristi Calcagno     (Lauren Calcagno)

$100 Bonus Winners QuickQuackDDDhighres

  1. 291      Yvette Gordon      (Katie Borg)
  2. 360     Jamie Chally                     N/A
  3. 384     Clark Holley          (Jacob Osecheck)think-niello-250x155
  4. 403     Sally McMorris     (Julianna McMorris)
  5. 424     Paula Harris          (Meghan Harris)
  6. 472     Amy Accinelli        (Cela Chamness)
  7. 484    AJ Paulus                    N/A
  8. 524    Laura Osecheck    (Jacob Osecheck)
  9. 558    Vita Wunschel      (Claire Wunschel)Caltronics Tag
  10. 867   Suzanne Gibbons          N/A
  11. 879   Alicia Fowler           (Josh Fowler)
  12. 882  Maria Ravera          (Madeline Ravera)
  13. 956  Tom Armstrong      (Bela Armstrong)
  14. 984  Laura Heintz           (Madeline Heintz)
  15. 1002   Julie Sazaki          (Tyler Sazaki)Wunschel Bros logo
  16. 1012   Trish Kotal            (Jack Kotal)
  17. 1014   Kristi Calcagno     (Lauren Calcagno)
  18. 1059   Chris Ford             (Sam Ford)
  19. 1092   Julie Sazaki           (Tyler Sazaki)

    Intero logo idea

    Mike Klein, Realtor

  20. 1143   Mary Newby-Lintz      N/A
  21. 1249   Michelle Phipps   (Logan Wheeler)
  22. 1272   Nancy Mohrfeld          N/A
  23. 1423   Christie Jahns    (Claire Wunschel)
  24. 1597   Sandie Lewin      (Zach Lewin)American River Orthodontics
  25. 1619   Patti Wirz             (Claire Wunschel)

Winners will be notified by email or called. Checks will be mailed to designated address with FREE Quick Quack Car Wash!


Wendy Milligan, Realtor

Wendy Milligan, Realtor

Jason Borg, Attorney at Law

Jason Borg, Attorney at Law