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Ducks set to race at SFA Homecoming

Thursday, October 1, 2009   (0 Comments)
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Sponsorships are now being taken for tiny yellow rubber ducks as they get ready for their Oct. 24 race to raise scholarship funds during the 81st annual Homecoming celebration at Stephen. F. Austin State University.

            The 19th annual Duck Dash features tiny toy ducks racing to claim prizes while raising funds for the SFA Alumni Scholarship Fund administered by the SFA Alumni Association/Foundation.  A colorful favorite of the SFA Homecoming weekend, the Duck Dash begins at noon at a specially designed track at Lumberjack Alley, located in the commuter parking lot in front of Johnson Coliseum.

            Ducks may be sponsored for $5 per duck, six ducks for $25, 12 for $50, 18 for $75 or 24 for $100.  The deadline for sponsoring ducks is Oct. 23.

Prizes totaling $2,400 will be awarded to holders of winning ducks.  The prizes include $1,000 SFA Scholarship, Jack Backers College Bookstore, grand prize; 2nd runner up, $500 set of tires, Boatman Tire and Service; 3rd runner up, $500 Scholarship, SFA Barnes & Noble Bookstore; 4th runner up, $100 gift card, Wal-Mart; 5th runner up, $100 gift certificate, Tem-Kil; 6th runner up, $100 gift certificate, Casa Tomas; and 7th runner up, $100 gift certificate, KFC.

Funds raised by the various special events during Homecoming go into the SFA Alumni Scholarship Fund.  Proceeds from the Silent Auction, Duck Dash, Benefit Drawing, alumni golf tournament and other activities combined to raise more than $74,000 last year.

To sponsor a Duck Dash duck, or for more information about Homecoming events, contact the SFA Alumni Association by visiting or calling 936-468-3407 or 1-800-765-1534.


Tiny, yellow rubber ducks dash to the finish line in the SFA Alumni Association’s annual Duck Dash, one of many fund-raising events sponsored by the association during the SFA Homecoming weekend. This year’s Duck Dash will be at noon, Oct. 24 in Lumberjack Alley. Deadline to sponsor ducks for the Duck Dash is Oct. 23. Prizes totaling $2,400 will be awarded to sponsors of the winning ducks.


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