Connecting Communities and Our Schools

2017 VinE Ducky Race

The 2017 VinE Ducky race is scheduled for July 30, 2017; the Ducks will be launched at 1pm at East Two River in Tower, MN. Purchase a raffle ticket to have a ducky entered in the race – each raffle ticket number corresponds to the number on the bottom of a rubber ducky. Winners will receive:

$1000 for first place

$500 for second place

$250 for third place.

The biggest winner will be the students that benefit from tutoring when you support VinE by purchasing a ticket!

Our generous sponsors have covered the cost of prizes, meaning funds raised will go to support VinE and its Tutoring Program.

2017 VinE Ducky Race

To purchase a raffle ticket to have a ducky in the race, please stop at the outlet store in your town:

Virginia: Edwards & Associates

Eveleth: Miners National Bank

Gilbert: Koshar’s Sausage

Tower: Sulu’s Cafe

Cook: The Country Store

Crane Lake: Voyagaire and Melgeorge’s Resort


Thank you so much to our 2017 Sponsors! Please stop in and thank them with your business:

The Cliffs Foundation, Miner’s National Bank of Eveleth, Tritec, Sami Dare, Nelson Williams, North Star Credit Union, Range LP GasFirst National Bank of Gilbert, Frandsen Bank & TrustThe Good Ol’ DaysSherwin Williams of Virginia, and Zup’s.

2016 VinE Ducky Race results

In 2016, VinE hosted our first ever VinE Ducky Race.  We would like to thank all of you who supported us by buying a raffle ticket and by coming to the race!

Through this event, we were able to sell 442 raffle tickets, raising more than $8000 to support VinE.  Plus, we had a lot of fun doing it!

Prizes for the fastest duckies were:

1st: $1000 – Bruce Sirotink

2nd: $500 – Willard Martinson

3rd: $250 – Karen Lillibridge

Funds raised from the Rubber Ducky Fundraiser will go to support the programs and staffing of Volunteers in Education. If you missed the race or the chance to buy a raffle ticket, you can still make a tax deductible donation to VinE by visiting our donations page.

Thank you so much to our sponsors:

The Cliffs Foundation, Miner’s National Bank of Eveleth, JM Auto, Tritec, Sami Dare, Nelson Williams, Hillwood Products, North Star Credit Union, Mondale Enterprises, and Zup’s.

Thank you to the Hometown Focus and Babbitt Weekly for providing advertisements for our Race.

Thank you to the local stores where ducky raffle tickets were sold:

Frank’s Tire
Kosher’s Kitchen
Pfremmer Realty
Good Old Days
Vermillion Shear Image
Country Store
The Old Muni