A big thank you to everyone who purchased a duck to race in the Great Alaska Duck Race last month! This year, Doyon Foundation had the opportunity to partner with the event, which is organized by Alaska EXCEL, a nonprofit providing educational opportunities to rural Alaska youth. Our supporters purchased $3,535 in ducks through our fundraising page, of which we received half of the proceeds for our scholarship program. Overall, the event raised $100,000 for the 13 participating nonprofits, including Doyon Foundation. Other participating nonprofits included:

  • Alaska EXCEL (event host)
  • Arctic Education Foundation
  • Alaska SeaLife Center
  • Anchorage Hockey Association
  • Alaska Native Heritage Center
  • My House Matsu
  • Scotty Gomez Foundation
  • Beans Cafe
  • Anchorage Chamber of Commerce
  • Anchorage Downtown Community Council
  • Anchorage Opera
  • AK Firecrackers

The duck race took place September 11 at Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage. Congratulations to the winners, including:

$20 Ticket Winners

  • $10,000 grand prize: Georgie Heaverly
  • $1,000 2nd place: Crystal West
  • $500 3rd place: Patricia McAddoo

$10 Ticket Winners 

  • $5,000 1st place: Erin Thrall 
  • $500 2nd place: Bryan Farthing
  • $250 3rd place: Bob Brewer

Keep an eye out next year for your opportunity to purchase a duck, raise some bucks for scholarships – and maybe even win some for yourself!