In keeping with social distancing goals, checks were delivered by drone to Rick Schwering, a Del Mar lifeguard, and Charles Koll, a Del Mar Village Association board member. Additionally, Dugan Lamoise, president of the Rotary Club of Del Mar, hand-delivered a check to Judy Schuckit, treasurer of Del Mar Community Connections.
“Providing a fun event for residents while benefitting local organizations that do so much to help and support our community was our goal this year,” said Lamoise.
Just under 40 people attended the socially distanced event at Viewpoint and others were invited to participate virtually via Facebook and Zoom.
Rotary club’s past president Don Fipps’s award-winning chili was served while virtual ducks raced across the big screen at Viewpoint and computer screens at home in four “cups” named after the showcased organizations.
Prizes were mostly cash awards, but one lucky winner received a $500 Ranch 45 gourmet takeaway meal for four that includes wine pairing by Riboli Family Wines. Magician Sky King entertained the audience between races and a grand $500 raffle, which included all duck-buying participants, ended the event.
The general spirit of giving was reflected when first prize winner of the Rotary club’s Cup, former Del Mar Lifeguard, Peter Kuriyama, generously donated his prize to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito.