DCL Foundation Is off to the Races in Annual Ducky Derby

For immediate release: May 12, 2021

The Douglas County Libraries (DCL) Foundation is racing in the 25th annual Ducky Derby, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Castle Rock. The Foundation is competing in the virtual Ducky Race for a $1,000 prize against five other nonprofits. The nonprofit with the most cheers by June 13 (Ducky Derby day) wins!

The Foundation’s competitor is Duckleberry Finn, who is racing to inspire a love of reading, discovery and connection (special thanks to Amanda J. from Instagram, who suggested the name via @dclcolorado). This summer, Duckleberry’s taking his adventures into the galaxy, trading the Mississippi River for the Milky Way to inspire a space-themed summer reading program. Duckleberry also puts donations to good use by making sure that kiddos can attend seasonal camps on everything from physics to cooking and art; adults have the help they need to obtain their GEDs; and that the tiniest tots are welcomed to earth with new books and library cards.

People can cheer for Duckleberry Finn by purchasing raffle tickets online for the Ducky Derby, $5 per ticket, or by making a donation to the Castle Rock Rotary. Once the online purchase or donation is made, people may cheer for Duckleberry or any nonprofit in the race.

“It is exciting to be part of the derby and we want to get as many cheers as possible,” said Jaime Gotlieb, Community Services and Partnership Manager at DCL. “I hope people will cheer us on and spread the word. These cheers may help further support DCL’s mission as well as the Rotary.”

To cheer on Duckleberry Finn in support of the DCL Foundation, purchase a raffle ticket online by June 13.

About the Douglas County Libraries Foundation

The DCL Foundation delivers funding and resources to help sustain the Douglas County Libraries to positively impact our community members so they can grow and thrive. For more information, visit DCL.org/foundation.

About Rotary Club of Castle Rock

Rotary Club of Castle Rock is a local community service organization that believes in Service Above Self. The club has distributed an average of $50,000 per year to nonprofits to support basic needs, emergency support, victims assistance, education, and related projects. For more information, visit RotaryClubofCastleRock.org.

Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection.