Naugatuck Chamber Seeking Nonprofit Organizations To Sell Fundraising 2019 Duck-Race Raffle Tickets

The Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce is seeking local nonprofits that want to raise funds for their organization by selling raffle tickets for the 14th Annual Duck Race and Festival that will be held Sunday, June 2, 2019, rain or shine, in Naugatuck.
By: Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce
The Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce will host their Duck Race fundraiser June 2
The Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce will host their Duck Race fundraiser June 2
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NAUGATUCK, Conn. - April 2, 2019 - PRLog -- If your nonprofit organization is looking for an easy way to raise money for your cause, the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce has two words for you: Duck Race.

The Chamber is seeking local area nonprofit organizations to benefit from its 14th Annual Duck Race & Festival, to be held Sunday, June 2, 2019, rain or shine, 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 is vying 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.

During the annual Duck Race & Festival, Maple and Water Streets in downtown Naugatuck are filled with food and craft vendors, live music, games, circus talent and much more. Businesses also will exhibit their products and services to the more than 5,000 people who attend each year.

The Naugatuck Chamber is seeking local area nonprofit organizations 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.

There is no fee for an organization to participate; instead, the Naugatuck Chamber will donate $2.50 back to the nonprofit organization for each ticket sold by volunteers of that organization. Over the past 13 years, more than 340 organizations have received over $383,000 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

To reserve raffle tickets for organizations to sell to the general public for the June 2, 2019, Duck Race & Festival, organizations are asked to obtain an application form online at, or by calling the Chamber at 203-757-0701 or via email at Completed application forms can be faxed to 203-756-3507 or mailed to the Naugatuck Chamber at 270 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.

To learn more about the 2019 Naugatuck Chamber Duck Race & Festival, visit, call 203-757-0701, or email to

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