Aspen Leafs Bantam player Bo Melton led Aspen Junior Hockey in Duck sales this year. Bo sold $1,780 of ducks for the Ducky Derby held on Saturday, August 12. Will Haneman finished second in sales with $1,540, and Tyler Schmela was third with $1,140.
The Aspen Rotary Ducky Derby is a fundraising event that provides all AJH players an incredible opportunity to raise money to directly offset their hockey tuition, while helping to enhance AJH programming and our community. The main event features over 30,000 rubber ducks "swimming" down a stretch of the Roaring Fork River. The grand prize for the first duck to cross the finish line is $10,000. All proceeds benefit local nonprofits, youth groups, scholarships and Rotary International projects.
Sixty percent (60%) of all duck sales goes directly towards paying season fees for participating members. Selling Aspen Rotary Ducks also provides players incredible opportunities to experience financial accountability, practice their communication skills, and gain social confidence through community encounters.