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Now Get Duck Race Adoption Forms Online!

You want to buy a “ticket” to the May 7th Estes Park Duck Race? Just charge it!

The Estes Park Duck Race is proud to announce a new feature for this year’s Race — online purchases of Duck Race Adoption Forms. This new feature will be available starting in March at the Duck Race website,

The Estes Park Duck Race raises over $100,000 each year for organizations and charities that benefit residents of the Estes Valley. It’s operated by the Rotary Club of Estes Park.

“This is all about convenience,” said Scott “Big Duck” Thompson, chairman of the club’s Duck Race Committee.

Using the website, everyone with access to the Internet can purchase as many Duck Race adoptions as they wish and they can credit any of the participating organizations along with their purchase. “Whether you’re buying one duck adoption or 100, you can now do it all online and charge it to your credit card. Not just locally, but anywhere in the world you happen to be,” said Thompson.

He said the addition of a convenient way to purchase duck adoptions will really help groups such as Eagle Rock School.

“Most of their donor base is out of town and they jump through all kinds of hoops to get people to buy duck tickets and mail them back in,” explained Don Widrig, who helped draw up the online purchasing plan. “Now, they can just go online, click a few buttons, put in their credit card information and ‘Bingo’ – they’re set.”

Online purchases will be available worldwide and will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The website will offer the usual options to purchase the adoptions via common charge cards such as credit cards, debit cards, and commercial charge cards. It’s easy and convenient!

Thompson said each online adoption carries a $1 service fee to offset the expense of credit card handling charges and maintaining the website. This allows each charitable organization to continue receiving 95% of the $20 cost of each adoption form.

Thompson said the 69 organizations participating in this year’s Duck Race are still encouraged to sell adoption forms as they have in the past. “This just makes that job easier for those purchasers who are out of town, or those who want their friends and family half-a-world away to also adopt a duck,” explained Thompson. “People who live in Longmont, Loveland, Denver, Fort Collins, even Fort Worth, Texas, can now just do it from home or work by computer. We really hope this convenience feature will be ‘extra’ money for the participating organizations by attracting some duck adoption purchasers they wouldn’t get ordinarily. We’ve never done it this way before. I’m anxious to see how it works out.”

For further information, be sure and visit the website,, starting in March for further details.

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