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Victory Flock Wars

Victory in Verrado is teaming up with the 2021 Meals of Joy Duck Derby for a special event, The Victory Duck Wars.  This is an exclusive duck-themed pool party, with a special duck derby race for all Victory participants. 

Put on your best duck face because this event means war! Residents will be able to join their fellow park flock for some friendly competition.  Park teams have been created and residents are encouraged to purchase ducks for the upcoming race on the park team page. Take a look at the "Park Teams" to select your park and help them take the lead!

The park with the most ducks sold (most funds raised) will win a PARK PARTY PACK perfect for summer. 

Take a look at the prize section for more information!

The event starts at 10 AM and the ducks will make a splash in the water at 10:45 AM, kicking off the official race.    Guests will be invited to take a dip with the ducks, for a chance at a front-row seat to the derby action. 

The winning duck will walk away with some incredible prizes, tailored to life in Victory. 

Guest will also have the chance to enjoy duck-themed games and purchase ducks for the main race that will be aired live at 7:30 PM. 

1st Place  $1,000

 2nd Place $750 

3rd Place $500

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When
Sunday July 4th
10:00 AM

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Why the Rubber Ducks?
Rubber Duck Derby Helps Provide Meals to Seniors in Need

Founded in 2014, Meals of Joy was the second nonprofit labor-of-love for Goodyear, Arizona resident Larry Cervarich. After having successfully started a nonprofit that serves homeless teens, Larry turned his attention toward feeding more seniors in the southwest valley of Arizona.

Larry came to Arizona in the fall of 2006 after leaving Portland, Oregon where he spent most of his career in the foodservice industry. Larry owned restaurants and worked with both commercial bakeries and the food truck business. During that time became a member of the local chapter of Meals on Wheels and became inspired by their mission to serve those that are most vulnerable in the community.

After moving to Arizona, Larry quickly became an active member of the community. He started his first nonprofit, Homeless Youth Connection (HYC), in 2009. HYC grew exponentially and now serves hundreds of teens across Maricopa County. The nonprofit served to connect Larry to a number of organizations and businesses that support his desire to help others.

Once HYC became successful and more self-sufficient, Larry shifted his focus to his other long-term goal: developing an organization that provided nutritional meals to low-income seniors.

Meals of Joy became an official 501 c(3) in 2014 and opened the doors to serve seniors in February of 2015. The original goal was to provide meals to seniors in only a few cities, but the organization grew quickly, and Meals of Joy now provides freshly-made, ready-to-eat, and tasty meals to individuals in seven cities across the West Valley.

“It’s important to me and to our Board of Directors that Meals of Joy continue to provide meals that have quantity, quality, and flavor that older adults will enjoy. We will never deliver a meal frozen and I’m determined to keep our meals fresh and delicious. If we provide a fresh, hot dish to a senior who may not have otherwise had a healthy meal, it accomplishes our mission,” said Cervarich.

Meals are currently delivered by volunteers five days per week and the fee is based on the client’s income. It is the goal of Meals of Joy that no senior ever go hungry, or have to make the choice between eating and any other basic needs.

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