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Countdown to Duck Derby Day!


Join the Columbus Education Foundation on Saturday, May 18 for the inaugural Columbus Duck Derby! Proceeds from the Columbus Duck Derby will support scholarships and classroom grants for teachers and students in Columbus ISD. 

Purchase your ducks for a chance to win! The first 3 ducks to cross the finish line will win gift cards valued at $1,000 (1st place), $500 (2nd place), and $250 (3rd place). Only 3,000 ducks will be sold so grab yours today before they’re all gone! 

Ducks will be launched from the East River Bridge at 11:00 a.m. and will float down the Colorado River to the finish line at Beason’s Park. Which ducks will finish the fastest? We can’t wait to find out! 

Be an even bigger part of the Columbus Duck Derby by becoming a sponsor! Sponsors will receive recognition on event signage, the CEF website and social media feeds, and complimentary ducks in the race.


Sponsor the Derby

  • Recognition on “Leaders of the Flock” banner
  • Priority recognition in press releases distributed to local media
  • Priority recognition on CEF website and social media feeds
  • Recognition during awards ceremony
  • Appreciation plaque
  • 50 complimentary ducks at race ($250 value)
  • Recognition on “Quacktastic Scholar Supporters” banner
  • Recognition on CEF website and social media feeds
  • Recognition during awards ceremony
  • 25 complimentary ducks at race ($125 value)
  • Recognition on “Waddle of Wisdom Patrons” banner
  • Recognition on CEF website and social media feeds
  • 10 complimentary ducks at race ($50 value)
  • Recognition on CEF website
  • 4 complimentary ducks at race ($20 value)

Duck Prices

Just a Duck: 1 for $5

Quack Pack: 6 for $25

Flock-a-Ducks: 13 for $50

In-Person Sales

April 1-May 17 (During regular business hours)

Baumgart Insurance, 1127 Bowie St.
Industry State Bank, 2015 Milam St.
Leyco Real Estate, 819 Walnut St.
AL&M Building Supply, 538 Walnut St.
Columbus Physical Therapy, 107 Shult Dr. (CASH ONLY)
Five Oak Construction, 906 Milam St. (CASH ONLY)

2024 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

  • Drymalla Construction
  • AL&M Building Supplies
  • Baumgart Agency
  • Mark A. Chapman Foundation

Leaders of the Flock

  • Russell C. Braun, CFP Edward Jones Investments
  • CISD Leadership Team
  • Becca and James Edmiston
  • Five Oak Construction
  • Patsy and Sam Hodge
  • Mazie and Brent Leftwich
  • Darrell Poppe

Quacktastic Scholar Supporters

  • Columbus Butane Company, Inc.
  • Columbus Physical Therapy
  • Hallmark Realty,  LLC
  • Thomas B. Hancher, MD
  • Independent Drywall
  • Johnny’s Sport Shop
  • Kathleen Wick Insurance
  • Leyco Real Estate
  • Neuendorff Water Well Services
  • St. Roch Catholic Daughters
  • Weishuhn Engineering, Inc. 

Waddle of Wisdom Patrons

  • Shirley Barfield
  • Blake’s Kitchen & Kocktailz
  • Columbus Animal Clinic
  • Columbus State Bank
  • Lindsi Graham, Texas Farm Bureau
  • Industry State Bank
  • JRS Properties
  • Lamberto’s Brandon House Bistro
  • Medical Skin Associates
  • Pro Car Care/Robert Katz, MD
  • The Vintage Shop

Feathered Friends

  • Restore Hope-Niger
  • The First State Bank
  • Tripps Publications

In-Kind Donors

  • Benjamin Baking Company
  • Positive Force Consulting