Our Flock Rocks
We had sunshine, blue skies, and more than 3,000 members of Team YESS join the fun on Saturday, May 5 th for the 2018 YESS Duck Derby, presented by Academy Roofing and Sheet Metal Co!

The event was truly a "splashing" success thanks to friends like you. Families were able to hang out with Quacky, enjoy spec-QUACK-ular activities, and watch live performances. The ducks were piled high in our Academy Roofing truck and raced across the lake in record time.

Best of all, the kids in shelter were able to join the fun and see the "flock" of community members rallying behind them.
Shelter youth know that every duck in the water represented a person who wants them to be safe, healthy, and find hope for a brighter future. When life feels scary and uncertain, these kids saw firsthand that the community is cheering them on.

Thank you for making this event a success. Team YESS is stronger and kids are safer when we all "join the flock!"

Artwork created by shelter youth to celebrate the YESS Duck Derby
Flock-Star Shout Outs
Thank you to the hundreds of individuals who "lent a wing" to make the 2018 YESS Duck Derby a success!
Event Sponsors
Academy Roofing & Sheet Metal Co.
Wells Fargo
PDM Precast
Two Rivers Bank & Trust
Bankers Trust
Prairie Meadows
United Healthcare
Warrior Lanes
Kohles & Bach

Flock-star Teams
Kyle's Quacky Crew
MOIsson Breakfast Club
Junior League of Des Moines
First Realty Cares
And ALL of our amazing teams!
Event Promotion Partners
Two Rivers Marketing
More 104
MidAmerican Energy
The Printer Inc.

Race Day Logistics
Academy Roofing
The Weitz Company
West Des Moines Fire Department

Family Fun Partners
Blank Park Zoo
Bubbles the Clown
Coconut Castaways
Iowa Force Women's Basketball
Jordan Creek Town Center
Shear Madness
Sparkle Hoop Dance
Warrior Lanes
Webster the Duck

Duck Derby Committee Members
Megan Feld
Ashley Wilson
Jessica Durand
Team YESS Shout Out:

We want to say THANK YOU to Microsoft for donating $20,000 to help kids in our community! This donation will support YESS' technology infrastructure and the behind-the-scenes components that make our mission possible.

Whether they are providing financial support, volunteer hours, needed items, or staff training, Microsoft truly supports our mission at every level. We are so grateful for their lasting dedication to helping kids and families in our community! 

$25,000 Office Makeover
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