Naugatuck Chamber Invites Nonprofit Organizations Statewide To Raise Funds From Duck Race Raffles

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NAUGATUCK, Conn. - eTradeWire -- Nonprofit organizations across Connecticut are invited to raise money for their cause through the sale of raffle tickets for the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce's annual Duck Race.

The Chamber is inviting nonprofit organizations to benefit from its 15th Annual Duck Race & Festival that will be held, rain or shine, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in historic downtown Naugatuck.

Created in 2006 by the Naugatuck Chamber, the Duck Race features the release of over 15,000 rubber ducks from the Whittemore Bridge to race down the Naugatuck River. Each duck will race to be among the first 25 to cross the finish line to win prizes, including the first prize of $5,000 for one lucky ticket purchaser.

With more than 5,000 attendees anticipated, the Duck Race & Festival features food and craft vendors, live music, games, circus talent and much more that will fill Maple and Water Streets. Businesses will also exhibit their products and services.

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The Naugatuck Chamber invites nonprofit organizations statewide to sell raffle tickets to the general public as a fundraising activity for their organization. "By selling tickets, each organization has the opportunity to raise money specifically to support their individual group's mission and cause, at no cost to them," said Courtney Ligi, director of the Naugatuck Chamber.

In lieu of paying a fee for an organization to participate, the Naugatuck Chamber will donate $2.50 back to each participating nonprofit organization for each ticket sold by volunteers of that organization. Over the past 14 years, more than 375 organizations have received over $402,000 by participating in the Duck Race fundraising activities.

"Nonprofit organizations do not need to secure a minimum number of tickets to sell, nor is there a maximum number of ticket sales required for a donation to be made by the Chamber to the participating nonprofit," Ligi said

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To reserve raffle tickets for organizations to sell to the general public for the June 7, 2020, Duck Race & Festival, organizations are asked to obtain an application form online at, or call the Chamber at 203-757-0701 or send an email to

Completed application forms can be faxed to 203-756-3507 or U.S. Mailed to the Naugatuck Chamber at 270 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

To learn more about the 2020 Naugatuck Chamber Duck Race & Festival, visit, call 203-757-0701, or email to

Alison Amato

Source: Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce
Filed Under: Non-profit, Fundraiser

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