Our Austin office was a Lead Duck sponsor of the Fourth Annual Austin Duck Derby benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA). Inspiring youth to reach their full potential, the BGCAA is Austin’s leading youth development agency with 12,000 kids participating in high-impact development programs that result in better school attendance, better grades, higher graduation rates and greater likelihood of attending college.
The derby began with the release of 17,000 eco-friendly adopted rubber ducks into Lady Bird Lake from the Ann Richards Bridge, racing towards the finish line, with all adoption fees benefiting BGCAA. The first ducks to cross the finish line won individual prizes for their adoptive parents. Several of our employees and their families had an up close view of the duck derby races via kayaks, paddle boards, or the essential Duck Cruise Boat.
Our Austin office worked diligently in partnership with our clients, employees, and design and trade partners to raise an impressive $18,500 benefitting the BGCAA, in fact, the team won first place for the most duck adoptions, delivering over 4,675 ducks from 103 donors.
Teams developed clever names as part of the competition: Captain Quack Sparrow, Fire Quackers, Party Fowl and Release the Quacken. Coming out on top was team Captain Quack Sparrow with 1,845 ducks adopted, winning the office Ducky Trophy and a group lunch.
“We are proud to be an avid supporter of the annual Austin Duck Derby benefitting The Boys & Girls Club of the Austin Area. If there is one thing our teammates are more passionate about than building, it’s giving back to the Central Texas communities in which we live, work and serve,” shared Chris Davis, vice president of our Austin office.
Thank you to all our donors and participants for making this event a resounding success.
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