Meet the Ducky's racing for the
Non-Profit Prize

Awesome Austin
Austin is racing for Wellspring Community. Austin proudly wears the Autism Awareness puzzle on his chest and represents many of our favorite people! We know that the STARS at Wellspring (Specially Talented Adults Raising Standards) are an essential piece of the Castle Rock community.  Austin will be training with different Wellspring classes.  This means he will visit CrossFit Loop, Zoology, Castle Rock Rec Center, CALF Ranch, the gardens at the Castle Rock Adventist Hospital and so many other partners around our community. Awesome Austin, along with the awesome Wellspring STARS, remind us that when we elevate people with special needs, we elevate our whole community.  Wellspring Community is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide a work, enrichment and educational community where adults with special needs are empowered to live full, productive and satisfying lives in a God-centered and nurturing environment.
 
 
Doug Landry
Doug is racing for the Douglas Land Conservancy (DLC).  He loves to train on guided hikes led by the DLC on the over 22,500 acres of open space in Douglas, Elbert and Jefferson County that is permanently preserved by conservation easements managed by the DLC.  He also likes to get involved with the educational programs that are supported by funds from the Castle Rock Rotary Foundation.  The DLC is a non-partisan, non-profit land trust dedicated to the protection and conservation of the natural character, habitat, and open space of Douglas County and other areas within the central Front Range region of Colorado.  
 
 
 
Hope Helper
Hope is racing for the Help & Hope Center (the Center) to raise money to assist individuals and families in Douglas and Elbert Counties who are in financial distress and at risk of becoming homeless.  She likes to train by unloading food from trucks and stocking shelves in Mela’s Pantry, the food bank at the Center that normally distributes about 65,000 pounds of food per month.  She is training especially hard this year to inspire more giving to the Center because the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in significant disruptions for the Center and community members in need.  Since 1984, the Help & Hope Center (formerly the Douglas/Elbert Task Force) has provided assistance to individuals and families in Douglas and Elbert Counties who are in financial distress and at risk of becoming homeless. They exist to meet the immediate needs of residents who are in financial distress and to help them work through troublesome times with dignity.
 
 
RexCue
Rex is racing for the Crisis Center and our emergency pet shelter for animals who have been victims of domestic abuse, trauma and neglect.  Rex knows that it is vital to keep humans and their pets together in a safe space, for both to heal from the trauma and abuse they’ve experienced.  Rex is working hard to ensure that people impacted by domestic violence can “flea” to safety without fear of leaving their pet behind with their abuser. Rex’s job is to make sure the pets we serve have plenty of food, toys, kennels, and appropriate veterinary care to become safe and healthy. Honoring 35 years serving adults and children impacted by domestic violence, the Crisis Center provides a 24-hour crisis line, emergency shelter, therapy and advocacy; as well as prevention activities, education and outreach to the community.
 
 
Rockie Farmer
Rockie is racing for the Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation (CALF).  She trains by helping out at CALF's Lowell Ranch south of Castle Rock with the chickens, turkeys, goats and pigs.  She's also working in the hoop house getting everything planted for spring.  She especially likes to help out with a program funded by the Castle Rock Rotary Foundation that will support community groups grow and harvest food that will be distributed to locals in need through organizations like the Help and Hope Center food bank.  CALF connects people of all ages and abilities to agriculture through authentic educational programs, community projects, and leadership opportunities.
 
 
Rockin' Seniorita
Seniorita is racing for all the seniors at the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center (CRSAC) as well as in Douglas County, those “lucky ducks.” She trains by delivering Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors, as well as shuttling seniors around town to medical appointments and, to her favorite, shopping. Seniorita also helps with the many classes and programs offered at the Center including Sports, Game Time and Wellness Programs. The Drama Group is her favorite as she is always quacking everyone up and has a bit of Drama Queen in her. She loves traveling with the many trips offered including Casino Trips, Bucket List Trips & Mystery Trips. She definitely keeps all the ducks in a row. For more that 49 years, the Castle Rock Senior Activity Center has been providing programming and services to area seniors age 50+ who are “Loving Life in the Second Half.”
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