Assisting in preserving and interpreting the natural and cultural resources of Borderland State Park

Rules of the FOB Duck Drop

1.)  Up to 540 rubber Ducks will be dropped from a Town of Sharon Fire Department bucket truck that will be lifted to a height of approximately thirty feet directly over a ten foot diameter, circular target drawn in chalk on the ground. The Ducks that come to rest closest to the target’s center will be the winning Ducks. The Friends of Borderland (FOB) reserve the right to postpone and/or reschedule the event. The FOB and the Department of Conservation & Recreation (DCR) shall not be held liable for any loss, damage or inconvenience which may result by any such postponement or rescheduling of the FOB Duck Drop.
2.) All Ducks entered will be provided by and shall remain the property of the FOB.
3.) Once the Ducks are dropped they are on their own within the drop zone. No attempt to guide, move or interfere with the Ducks is permitted. The drop will finish when the last Duck has settled on the ground.
4.) A number will be on each Duck corresponding directly to the number on an entry ticket. Each Duck entry will correspond to a specific ticket number. Prizes will be awarded to the person whose name appears on the entry tickets of the three Ducks that land and come to rest closest to the center of the target. Prizes will be posted at the park on the day of the FOB Duck Drop. Prizes are non-transferable.
5.) The following prizes will be awarded. The amounts posted are the minimum amounts, but may be raised at the discretion of the FOB based on the total number of tickets sold. If the prize money and any additional prizes are added they will be posted on the day of the FOB Duck Drop.

1rst Place   $200.00
2nd Place     $75.00
3rd Place      $25.00

6.) In the event of a tie for any positions, they will be grouped together and split equally among the winning ticket holders.
7.) Prizes are guaranteed for one year from the FOB Duck Drop date. If prizes are not claimed after one year, the money will be donated to the FOB.
8.) Tickets may be obtained for a donation to the FOB  by cash, check, debit, credit or on-line at  The deadline to enter is 3:00PM the day of the Drop. The Drop is scheduled for Sunday, July 8, 2018 at approximately 3:30PM in front of the Ames Mansion.

Sunday, July 8 at 3:30pm

in front of Ames Mansion

The Friends of Borderland is doing at Duck Drop Fundraiser on Sunday, July 8, 2018 3:30pm in front of the Ames Mansion at Borderland State Park.   Buy your ticket(s) today, each ticket is $5.00 and all proceeds benefit the Friends of Borderland, a non-profit organization that assists the Massachusetts DCR in preserving and interpreting the natural and cultural resources at Borderland State Park and the historic Ames Mansion.

Buy your ticket(s) prior to July 8th for your chance to win a cash prize!  (see below for rules and prizes).  On July 8th we will hoist all the ducks 30 feet in the air, in front of the Ames Mansion, and drop them on a giant, chalk drawn bullseye.  Duck closest to the bullseye will win first prize, the duck second closest will win the second prize, and the duck third closest will win third prize. 

All the ducks will be numbered, and for each ticket you buy, you will be given a number corresponding to a duck.  If you purchase your tickets online, you will be emailed with your duck number(s).  You do not have to be present at the event.  If you win, you will be contacted to claim your prize. (see rules below)

Buy your tickets today to support the Friends of Borderland!

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$5.00 per duck.