Judi Pape was the grand prize winner of the 2017 Nissan Versa in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Duck Derby Wednesday night at Hays Aquatic Center.
Pape was not at the aquatic center to claim her prize but will be contacted about her prize.
The Duck Derby is the major fundraiser for BBBS and supports youth matches with adult mentors in the community.
“Tonight was a great success,” said Jenny Bates, BBBS of Ellis County executive director, “We had over 5,000 ducks race around the river and over 1,000 ducks in the kids Duck Dash race and we had 15 boats race entries. It was a ton of fun. There were lots of people out here to watch and enjoying the night.”
Fifteen cardboard boats competed in the Western Well Regatta. Teams of two rowers raced in the large lap pool at the aquatic center.
Auto World was the winner of the Regatta, taking the third heat in the fastest overall time of 36.5 seconds.
High Plains Baptist Church placed second in a time of 39.45, and APAC placed third with a time of 49.5 seconds.
The Glassman team won Best in Show. Hobby Shop took home the Spirit Award, and Great Clips won the Titanic award after sinking at the starting line.