The Dr. Paul M. Fernhoff Memorial Ducks for bucks race

Help us meet our Paul M. Fernhoff endowment goal of one million dollars, Purchase a rubber duck to race for fabulous prizes!

Ducks can be purchased by sending in this form with your payment via check (made out to Emory University - PMF endowment) or cash to Dawn Laney ( They can also be purchased in person at the event. On-line duck purchases are not available at this time.

Sponsors can donate items, funds, prizes, services with this form.

We’re excited to announce that we will be holding a rubber duck race fundraiser to grow the Dr. Paul M. Fernhoff Endowment fund. 

The day of the duck race we will have a day filled of fun rain or shine!  We invite everyone to bring a picnic and settle in for face painting, good company, educational booths, and, of course, a duck race!

Of course, you do not have to be present to win.

Location:  Emory Student Activity and Academic Center (SAAC)

                1946 Starvine Way, Decatur, GA 30033  


Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018 Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


What is a duck race?

The duck race is a "race" of little rubber yellow ducks into the SAAC teaching pool.  There will be multiple races -- or heats.  Each race will have many ducks that will come down a slide landing in the pool. The first 3 ducks that cross over the finish line will win their adoptive parents a prize AND go on to the final race.  Volunteer kickers will keep the pool water moving to help the ducks "swim" across the finish line. The final race will include the top 3 ducks from each race and there will be more valuable first-, second- and third-place winners. Individuals who adopt a duck for $5 will have a chance of winning fabulous prizes.  Each numbered ticket corresponds to a numbered yellow rubber duck entered in the race. Winners don't need to be present but if they want to cheer on the racers and participate in Family Fun Day, they should come!

What fabulous prizes can you win in the duck race?

  • Gift cards/certificates/goods from local Decatur businesses!
  • Gift cards from national chains such as The Cheesecake Factory!
  • American Express Gift Cards!
  • Local business Gift Cards!
  • Yummy baked goods!
  • Fun toys!
  • ETC.