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2020 Del Mar Rotary Chili & Quackers (Virtual Edition)

Welcome message from Tara Tylicki (Member, Del Mar Rotary)

Watch our LIVE EVENT!

The live event can be watched online in zoom. Click here to access the Zoom meeting on the day and time of the event. Or you can also watch it live on Facebook at this location: Del Mar Rotary Club Facebook Page.

Viewpoint LIVE EVENT

The live event at Viewpoint Brewing Co. is sold out. If you did not register to attend the live event, please use the links above to watch the event online.

Unlike the usual venue of Powerhouse Park and Del Mar Beach, our event this year will be on Zoom. We'll regale you with racing ducks quacking across your screens to the finish line! Each race or "Cup" will highlight local associations that contribute to Del Mar's lifestyle including ours, Rotary Club of Del Mar. The scheduled Cups are:

  1. Del Mar Lifeguard Association Cup presented by Ranch 45 - highlighting the historic relationship between our club and the Del Mar lifeguards
  2. Del Mar Village Association Cup - highlighting contributions made to the community by the Association and Rotary Club of Del Mar
  3. Del Mar Community Connection (DMCC) Cup - highlighting Rotary's volunteerism in support of the DMCC
  4. Rotary Club of Del Mar Cup presented by Viewpoint Brewing Co. - highlighting some of the other contributions our club makes to Del Mar and surrounding communities

Live entertainment between races will feature close-up magician Skyler King on Zoom

All tickets purchased for entry into the races will also be entered into a final raffle for a grand prize. Only 100 ducks available for sale in each race! Click here for detailed rules and prizes.

The live event with all 4 cups, magician and final raffle will take place Monday, October 26, 2020 at 5:45 until about 6:15.

Please support Rotary Club of Del Mar's Chili and Quackers Virtual Edition by participating in our races.

Del Mar Community Connection (DMCC) Cup

100 Ducks
Goal

Del Mar Community Connections (DMCC) is a volunteer-driven organization providing programs and services that help our maturing residents live safely, vibrantly, and independently in the homes they love. Offering transportation and housing solutions, as well as cultural and social activities, DMCC is committed to support the Del Mar senior population.

The Rotary Club of Del Mar works with DMCC by providing volunteers to Del Mar seniors for a variety of activities, including gardening, changing light bulbs and air filters, hanging holiday lights and washing windows. Past Rotary Club President Klaus Gubernator is a DMCC board member and provides online computer and internet training to seniors so they can stay connected with technology. A portion of the Ducky Derby 2020 DMCC Cup will be contributed to the DMCC.

First prize: $300 cash*

Second prize: $200 cash*

Third prize: $100 cash*

* Provided all 100 ducks are sold.
See detailed Rules

To learn more about DMCC click here.

Del Mar Village Association Cup

100 Ducks
Goal

The Del Mar Village Association (DMVA) is comprised of residents, businesses and commercial property owners. DMVA has worked with the City for 26+ years for economic development and promotion of downtown. The mission of the DMVA is to enhance the vitality of the Village while preserving the community's history and unique character. DMVA strives to enrich the business community, embrace history, celebrate the arts, preserve the natural environment, and promote quality events for the community and visitors.

The Rotary Club of Del Mar has worked with DMVA for many years by volunteering at fundraising events, installing a clock at the corner of 15th St. and Camino Del Mar, helping to fund Fuel the Frontline to support Del Mar restaurants during COVID-19 while feeding our local medical and first responders, and funding a gift card program to support local businesses. A portion of the Ducky Derby 2020 DMVA Cup will be contributed to DMVA. Please support DMVA and our small Del Mar business community with your purchase of a duck or a whole flock!

First prize: $300 cash*

Second prize: $200 cash*

Third prize: $100 cash*

* Provided all 100 ducks are sold.
See detailed Rules

To learn more about DMVA click here.

Rotary Club of Del Mar Cup, Presented by Viewpoint Brewing Co.


100 Ducks
Goal

The Rotary Club of Del Mar was founded in 1954 and has been serving Del Mar, surrounding communities and the world ever since. Living by our motto of "Service Above Self" is a way of life for our members. Our Club has provided scholarships for local students in need, sponsored Boy and Girl Scout activities, provided services for local seniors, assisted and participated in many Del Mar events, supported our local businesses, performed beach clean ups, and so much more. This race will support our continued service to our community, especially as we navigate through these challenging times. Please support our work by buying a flock of ducks!

First prize: $300 cash*

Second prize: $200 cash*

Third prize: $100 cash*

* Provided all 100 ducks are sold.
See detailed Rules

Del Mar Lifeguard Association Cup, Presented by Ranch45



2018-19 Del Mar Rotary Club President
Don Fipps delivers donated equipment
to the lifeguards.

100 Ducks
Goal

First prize is a $500 delicious Ranch 45 gourmet take-away meal for four; includes expert wine-pairing by Riboli Family Wines.

The Del Mar Lifeguard Association (DMLA) is dedicated to the promotion of beach safety and ocean lifeguard standards through training, international exchange programs, competition, and education.

Captain Gardner Stevens, a Rotarian, created the Del Mar Lifeguard Department. Lifeguards advise, protect and rescue swimmers, surfers, divers and boaters, and provide emergency care to the sick and injured. They also deploy SCUBA and swift-water rescue teams to ocean, river and flood emergencies. DMLA members average over 1,000 ocean rescues and 1,100 medical aids per year.

Past Rotary Club President Brett Mattei is a proud member of the DMLA who got his first taste of volunteer work in 1980 when Captain Stevens urged him to participate in a Rotary project. Seven years later the Rotary Club of Del Mar gave him a scholarship for graduate studies. Now a retired diplomat, Brett helps coordinate Rotary Club of Del Mar and DMLA joint projects in our community.

First prize: Ranch 45 Meal

Second prize: $200 cash*

Third prize: $100 cash*

* Provided all 100 ducks are sold.
See detailed Rules

A portion of the Ducky Derby DMLA Cup will be contributed to the DMLA. Support the DMLA Cup with your purchase of a 20 Buck duck, or a flock!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please consider sponsoring Chili & Quackers by making a contribution here. The Rotary Club of Del Mar will direct your tax deductible donation to where the need is greatest, and you will make a difference in the lives of others. Recognition for the following sponsorship levels is displayed on this site:

  • Platinum: $1,000+
  • Gold: $500 - $999
  • Silver: $200 - $499
  • Bronze: up to $199

Rotary Club of Del Mar Foundation Trust is a charitable organization under section 501(c) 3 of the IRS code; our tax ID number is 33-0102863.


Ducky Derby Rules

  1. The Rotary Club of Del Mar Ducky Derby Virtual Edition 2020 is a raffle using an online program.
  2. There will be 4 races or "cups" each with a maximum of 100 racing ducks.
  3. Each duck costs $20 and gives a single chance to win one of three prizes in a cup.
  4. Participants may purchase ducks for one or all four cups.
  5. All purchased ducks will be entered into a raffle to be conducted at the end of the live event.
  6. Not all ducks in a cup may be sold.
  7. The final prizes will be adjusted to the percentage of ducks sold for each cup.
  8. The prizes for each cup will be as follows:
    1. First Place: $300 or 15% of total duck dollars sold in cup or race
      1. The Del Mar Lifeguard Association Cup first prize will be dinner and wine from Ranch 45 valued at $500
    2. Second Place: $200 or 10% of total dollars sold in cup
    3. Third Place: $100 or 5% of total dollars sold in cup
  9. If a cup does not have enough ducks to run a reasonable race, the Rotary Club of Del Mar may cancel the cup and return the duck's purchase price to the entrant.
  10. All ducks will be entered into a raffle to take place at the end of the event and the winner will win $500
  11. All decisions of the Rotary Club of Del Mar Ducky Derby shall be final.

We Are Grateful to Our Generous Donors

Platinum: $1,000+

Gold: $500 to $999

Silver: $200 to $499

Bronze: Up to $199


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