Rubber Duck Derby & 5K Duck Waddle - May 21, 2022

15th Annual Rubber Duck Derby

  • Grand Prize: $3,000 cash
  • Second Place: $1,000 cash
  • Other Prizes: $250 cash, $100 cash and $75 cash

The official dumping of the ducks took place at the Stanly County Family YMCA Pool on Saturday, May 20th at 1:00 pm.

Thanks to so many that assisted in dumping ducks, making purchases and serving as sponsors!  Congrats to the following winners:


  • Ramon Sundquist –  $3,000 Grand Prize Winner (1st place)
  • Teresa Andrews – $1,000 (2nd place)
  • Mandi Rogers – $250.00 Winner
  • Amy Whichello – $100.00 Winner
  • Don Stedman – $75 Winner

Single Duck – 1 duck for $5.00

Nest of Ducks – 6 ducks for $25.00

Flock of Ducks – 13 ducks for $50.00

Duck Flotilla – 27 ducks for $100.00

Duck Quack Pack – 75 ducks for $250.00

Duck Invasion – 175 ducks for $500.00

Give simply by making an on-line donation through PayPal.  GHA Autism Supports utilizes PayPal for secure donations, accepting all major credit cards.


The GHA Rubber Duck Derby will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Stanly County Family YMCA Pool in Albemarle, North Carolina. All rubber ducks will be provided by GHA Autism Supports (the event organizer) and will remain the property of GHA Autism Supports. *Chances of winning will be determined by the number of rubber ducks entered into the race and the number of available prizes. Approximately 7,250 rubber ducks will be entered into the race. Rubber ducks will be available for purchase until Noon on Thursday, May 18, 2023. *In the event of inclement weather, acts of God or other circumstances, the event organizer reserves the right to cancel the race. Winners will be determined by a random drawing, in its sole discretion. Weather information will be posted at . *Once the rubber ducks are launched, participants may not interfere with any rubber duck. The race course will be determined by the event organizer. Attempt may be made by the event organizer or specified designee to keep the rubber ducks moving. Some rubber ducks may not complete the race course due to natural impediments, hazards, and weather. Such circumstances are random. *A number will be on the bottom of each duck and will correspond to an adoption certificate and/or listing of names and numbers by the event organizer. The person’s name that appears on the adoption certificate and/or list corresponding to the first ducks in the order of retrieval will be awarded prizes. *Entrants assume all risk of non-delivery of any entry submitted by mail. *Any and all taxes, titles, and similar fees are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners should consult their tax professional for information related to taxes on prizes. All entrants should consult their tax professional regarding any tax deductions related to the GHA Rubber Duck Derby. *By entering, participants release GHA Autism Supports and its offices, staff, directors and any other related entities from any and all liability with respect to prizes, and consents to the use of their names and likenesses without additional compensation. *All proceeds will benefit GHA Autism Supports. *The event is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulation and void where prohibited by law. * All decisions and interpretation of rules and regulation will be made by GHA Autism Supports. Decisions are final. *Prizes will be announced immediately following the completion of the race. Winners, if not present, will be notified by phone or mail. If the prize is unclaimed after 30 days, GHA Autism Supports will select a winner through a random drawing of all entry tickets. All prizes will be awarded. Complete list of winners at . *You may request a list of all winners by writing to Beth Olivieri, GHA Autism Supports, PO Box 2487, Albemarle, North Carolina 28002. * For more information, please call Beth Olivieri at GHA Autism Supports at 1-704-982-9600, ext. 125.