Connecting Communities and Our Schools

2017 VinE Ducky Race Results

The 2017 VinE Ducky race was July 30, 2017. Thank you to everyone who purchased a Ducky raffle ticket; it was a lot of fun! Due to the outstanding support of our sponosors, all of the proceeds from ticket sales will be able to go directly to VinE and its Tutor Program. Our lucky winners were:

First place – Marvin Saltzman

Second place – Liisa Lamppa

Third place – Nathan LaBeque

The biggest winners are the students that benefit from tutoring with your support!

If you were unable to purchase a Ducky ticket for the race, please visit our donations page to make your tax deductible contribution to help support the work VinE volunteers do in your local school.

2017 VinE Ducky Race

Thank you to the following businesses that sold Ducky tickets on behalf of VinE:

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