This year, Doyon Foundation is partnering with the Great Alaska Duck Race, which takes place in Anchorage on September 11. (Please note this duck race is separate from the Rubber Duckie Race in Fairbanks!)

The event is organized by Alaska EXCEL, a nonprofit providing educational opportunities to rural Alaska youth. For every duck we sell, Doyon Foundation will receive half of the proceeds, which will go to support our scholarship program. Visit our fundraising page to buy a duck and help us earn some bucks!

Duck race tickets range from $10 to $20, and the grand prize is $10,000! Last year, there were winners from all over the state. In fact, the $10,000 grand prize was won by a woman in Fairbanks! Only 12,000 tickets will be sold, so don’t wait – get your tickets today on our fundraising page,

$10 ticket prizes:

  • 1st place duck wins $5,000
  • 2nd place duck wins $500
  • 3rd place duck wins $250 

$20 ticket prizes:

  • GRAND PRIZE duck wins $10,000 
  • 2nd place duck wins $1,000
  • 3rd place duck wins $500

Winners don’t need to be present to win, but if you want to join in the fun, be at Ship Creek in downtown Anchorage on Saturday, September 11 at 11 a.m. If you can’t attend in person, you can watch the livestream on the race website!

We’re also looking for volunteers to help us meet our volunteer commitment as an event partner. Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Selling duck race tickets at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, three-hour shift on a day of your choosing from August 20 to September 6, two volunteers needed
  • Tagging ducks at a TBA location in Anchorage, September 9, 3 – 7 p.m., at least one volunteer needed
  • Race set up or clean up, Ship Creek in Anchorage, September 11, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at least one volunteer needed

If you are interested in volunteering, please call 907.459.2048 or email with your preferred date, time and any questions.

Thank you for your support. Go buy a duck – and good luck!

The Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education is seeking over 200 volunteers to participate in career panels for the Kids2College program – a partnership activity with the University of Alaska College Savings Plan. We have many panels in Anchorage, and in particular we also seek panelists with connections to living/working in rural Alaska for virtual panels connecting with rural schools from our office in Anchorage.

Would you or someone you know be interested in and available to help inspire young Alaskans with college and career stories?

Volunteers will be given the opportunity to talk with 5th & 6th grade students about their own educational and career experiences as part of a 3-5 person career panel. Each volunteer will be provided with guiding questions and tips and asked to speak for 5-10 minutes to the class, then be available for Q&A at the end of the panel. Early dates and schools are listed below. Total time commitment is 1 hour.

Check out our Career Panel Toolbox at:

Volunteers will not be responsible for speaking during the entire block of time. Contact Shelly Morgan, K-12 Specialist, Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education, at and volunteer to help inspire Anchorage youth today! Please spread the word and share with your friends and colleagues!

Volunteer Shifts Currently Available in Anchorage, JBER, Mat-Su &

*Virtual Panels for rural schools will meet at the Success Center in Dimond Mall*

Tues., Feb. 7 12:45pm – 2:00pm Klatt Elementary 2
Wed., Feb. 8 10:45am – 12:00pm Nuniwarmiut School (Mekoryuk)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Thurs., Feb. 9 2:45pm – 4:00pm Joann A. Alexie Memorial (Atmautluak)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
Wed., Feb. 15 1:45pm – 3:00pm Northwood ABC 1
Tues., Feb. 21 8:45am – 10:00am Pilot Station School (Pilot Station)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
Fri., Mar. 3 9:45am – 11:00am Spring Hill Elementary 7
Tues., Mar. 7 10:00am – 11:15am Creekside Elementary 3
Wed., Mar. 8 11:45am – 1:00pm Big Lake Elementary (Mat-Su) 9
Thurs., Mar. 9 8:45am – 10:00am Wonder Park Elementary 7
Mon., Mar. 20 1:45pm – 3:00pm Ptarmigan Elementary 7
Tues., Mar. 21 8:15am – 10:00am Orion Elementary (JBER) 2
Tues., Mar. 21 1:45pm – 3:00pm College Gate Elementary 3
Wed., Mar. 22 12:45pm – 2:00pm Eagle Community School (Eagle)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Mon., Mar. 27 1:45pm – 3:00pm Tok School (Tok)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Tues., Mar. 28 12:45pm – 2:00pm Walter Northway School (Northway)
*virtual panel at ACPE*
Wed., Mar. 29 12:45pm – 2:00pm Tetlin School (Tetlin)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Thurs., Mar. 30 9:45am – 11:00am Mentasta Lake School (Mentasta)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Tues., Mar. 30 1:45pm – 3:00pm Susitna Elementary 8
Tues., Apr. 4 8:45am – 10:00am Chester Valley Elementary 4
Wed., Apr. 5 8:00am – 9:30am Clark Middle School (Library) 39
Wed., Apr. 5 1:45pm – 3:00pm Fairview Elementary 4
Thurs., Apr. 6 8:45am – 10:00am Bowman Elementary 3
Thurs., Apr. 13 9:45am – 11:00am Auntie Mary Nicoli School (Aniak)

*virtual panel at ACPE*

Thurs., Apr. 13 1:45pm – 3:00pm Meadow Lakes (Mat-Su) 9
Thurs., Apr. 20 12:45pm – 2:00pm Lake Otis Elementary 7
Fri., Apr. 28 1:45pm – 3:00pm Point Higgins Elementary (Ketchikan)

*virtual panel at ACPE*


Kids2College is a partnership activity of the University of Alaska College Savings Plan and Alaska Commission on Postsecondary Education. This program needs volunteers like you!

College is possible – help continue delivering this important message to Alaska’s youth.