Zoom Duck Derby

Sunday, July 14, 2024

Zoombezi Bay

4850 Powell Rd, Powell, OH 43065

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in The Alpha Group’s 2023 Zoom Duck Derby presented by Medical Mutual! Event proceeds are still being tallied. Stay tuned for a final amount.

Congratulations to this year’s Zoom Duck Derby winners! Out of 5,000 ducks, 10 swam fast enough for a prize. Below is our list our winners!

We are excited and busy preparing for our 8th annual Zoom Duck Derby presented by Medical Mutual! Adoptions open on May 1st.
Last year we sold all 5,000 ducks and raised more than $25,000!  This summer, we will dump 6,000 rubber ducks into the lazy river at Zoombezi Bay to raise money for people with disabilities in Central Ohio and beyond.
The first three ducks to swim across the finish line WIN CASH UP TO $1,500! *You do not need to be present to win.
How to Participate:

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to learn about an Early Bird promo code! Those signed up for our monthly newsletter will receive the Early Bird code too!

 Your Waddles Pass includes:
  1. One Duck Derby entry (Included with an Ultimate Waddles Pass).
  2. All day entry into Zoombezi Bay and The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.
  3. Free Parking.
  4. Goodie Bag filled with snacks, water, and sponsored trinkets.
  5. Kids’ Zone with games and prizes.
  6. Enjoy 90-minutes in the wave pool and select water attractions before the park opens to the public!

We are excited to welcome back our event emcee, Dave Holmes. He is the Sports Director for ABC6/FOX28. Click here to read his bio.

Zoom Duck Derby Alpha Group

Click here to watch the news story about last year’s Zoom Duck Derby from NBC4.

New this year! Thanks to sponsors, Zoombezi Bay will open one of their restaurants so Zoom Duck Derby guests can purchase food and beverage during the event.


Event proceeds will support programs and services for individuals with disabilities.

  • The Alpha Group provides services to more than 700 members in 13 Ohio counties (Ashland, Crawford, Delaware, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Marion, Medina, Morrow, Richland, Summit, Union and Wayne.)
  • 83 cents of every dollar goes directly back to programming.
  • On average, our transportation department makes 1,700 monthly trips; taking our members to medical appointments, their jobs, etc.
  • To learn more about The Alpha Group, read our 2020 Annual Report

Please click here to view our sponsorship opportunities for the Laugh & Luck Reverse Raffle.

If you have questions about the event, contact [email protected].

Thank you to our event sponsors!


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