Connecting Communities and Our Schools

2017 VinE Ducky Race

The 2017 VinE Ducky race is scheduled for July 30, 2017. Please contact Program Director Cassandra Hainey at 218-404-5742 or to find out how you can get involved! All funds raised will go to support VinE and its Tutoring Program.

VinE Ducky Race

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