Chamber seeks organizations to sell duck race tickets

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce is seeking local nonprofit organizations to sell tickets for the 12th annual Duck Day and Race scheduled for June 4.

Non-profits can sell raffle tickets for the rubber duck race to raise money for their individual organizations. The tickets are $5 each and the non-profits keep 50 percent of the profits. The rest of the profits go to pay for the cost of the event itself. There is no fee for an organization to participate and non-profits do not need to sell a minimum or maximum number of tickets.

Over the past 11 years, over 150 organizations have raised a total of over $300,000 from the event, according to Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce Director Courtney Ligi.

She said event organizers are always looking to expand the number of participating non-profits, which can be schools, civic organizations, or other charitable organizations.

In 2016, more than 80 nonprofit organizations and school groups collectively earned over $20,000 from the event, Ligi said.

Tickets will go on sale in April.

To reserve raffle tickets, organizations should fill out an application at duckday.com, by calling the Chamber at 203-757-0701 or by emailing aamato@waterburychamber.com. Completed application forms can be faxed to 203-756-3507, or mailed to the Naugatuck Chamber, 270 Church St., Naugatuck, CT 06770.