The primary fundraising activities of the Mad River Valley Rotary consist of the Sponsorship Program, The Duck Race, and the Restaurant Raffle. Together these activities provide funds for the Rotary’s Charitable Giving program. Details for the Duck Race and the Restaurant Raffle are below. For more information about the Sponsorship Program or how to become a Sponsor please click here.
Fundraising Activities
Great Duck Race

Mad River Rotary Duck Race

The Mad River Rotary Duck Race is held on the Sunday of the Labor Day weekend. A single duck adoption ticket costs $5, and a Quack Pack of 5 tickets is a $20 donation. A ticket gets you one rubber ducky (actually a plastic ducky) entry into the big race. The winner receives $1,000 cash. Second prize is $500 and third prizes is $250.  Fourth through tenth ducks through the finish get $50 each and 11th place receives a roll of duck tape!! Tickets are sold online. Get yours by clicking here.


Dinner for Two and Other Culinary Delights 

The Restaurant Raffle has been an annual tradition for the Mad River Valley Rotary Club for many years. Each year, members visit local restaurants in the valley and beyond to seek donated gift certificates. Members then sell raffle tickets for a chance to win one of the donated gift certificates which range from $20 to $100 from almost 80 locations.

All proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets support the Mad River Valley Rotary's charitable giving program.  In addition, for this year, we purchased gift certificates from some select restaurants that were affected by the flood in order to help in their recovery.

Last year, The Restaurant Raffle helped to raise over $20,000 to help support local students, nonprofits and community projects. It is one of our longest running fundraisers and one of the primary sources of funds that are distributed through the MRV Rotary's charitable giving program.

When you buy a raffle ticket, not only will you be supporting the Rotary, but all of the programs, events and community projects the Rotary helps fund. A few examples are The Warren 4th of July Parade, the Mad River Valley Dog Park, Rise Against Hunger, Neck of the Woods, Habitat for Humanity and many, many more! So, "Eat for Good!" by purchasing a raffle ticket and help support the generous restaurants who have donated gift certificates as well as supporting the Mad River Valley Rotary and their charitable giving.


Proceeds are reinvested in the Mad River Valley Community.