YESS Duck Derby

May 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Jordan Creek Town Center
101 Jordan Creek Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS)
YESS Duck Derby @ Jordan Creek Town Center | West Des Moines | Iowa | United States

The YESS Duck Derby is celebrating 10 years of spec-quack-ular fun and we need YOU to “join the flock” and help kids in crisis! Adopt a duck for as little as a $5 donation and watch it race across the Jordan Creek Town Center lake on Saturday, May 6. Every duck adopted through the YESS Duck Derby helps children find safety and care at YESS, Iowa’s largest emergency shelter for kids.

The fun starts at noon, when you can enjoy free family-friendly entertainment including:
– Live performances
– Food samples from Jordan Creek-area restaurants
– A hands-on look at construction trucks and emergency vehicles
– Activity booths and handouts from event partners
– Duck-themed gear available for purchase
– Inflatables, games, crafts and other outdoor activities for kids of all ages

At 2pm, thousands of “adopted” rubber ducks will race through the lake, all vying to cross the finish line first. Adopt your ducks and cheer them on to victory and the chance to win fantastic prizes, including $10,000 cash, courtesy of PDM Precast.

Adopt your ducks today at
– Single Duck (1) – $5.00
– Six Quack (6 ducks) – $25.00
– Quackers Dozen (12 ducks) – $50.00
– Flock (25 ducks) – $100.00

All proceeds will benefit Youth Emergency Services & Shelter (YESS). YESS provides a safe haven and network of services designed to care for kids when they need it most. Under our roof, kids receive a warm bed, full tummy, and access to a variety of services that help them heal during a difficult time. In addition, we work with hundreds of families in the community to keep kids safe, healthy, and happy in their own homes. Learn more about how YESS connects kids with brighter futures by visiting

It’s time to join the flock! Visit to adopt a duck and help a child.

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