The Nevada Union High School Women’s Tennis Team is the $5000 grand prize winner of the 21st Annual Gold Country Duck Race, held on Sunday (Sept. 9) on Deer Creek in Nevada City.
The $5000 grand prize check was accepted by NUHS tennis coach Nick Bodley, who said he hopes to use the money to add benches, shade and other spectator improvements at the tennis courts, and for other team needs.
The winning ticket purchased for the tennis team matched the number of the racing ducks that emerged from a field of about 8000 ducks to take top honors in annual event, which is held as part of Nevada City’s Constitution Day weekend celebration.
Winning the $1000 second prize was Adalyn Schwartz, while the $500 third place went to M. Davis. Many other cash and merchandise prizes were also awarded.
The duck race is sponsored by the 49er Breakfast Rotary Club of Nevada City. The race is the club’s largest annual fundraiser, providing financial assistance to numerous school, youth and community groups.
Nevada Union High School tennis coach Nick Bodley accepts the $5000 grand prize check for winning the 49er Rotary Gold Country Duck Race on Sunday (Sept. 9) in Nevada City. He is pictured with 49er Rotary Club President Lindy Beatie, left, and 2012 Ducktator (duck race director) Kimberly Parker, right.
Photo by Andy Wright.