On Saturday, July 26th, thousands of rubber ducks were launched in the Haxall Canal at Brown’s Island to raise funds for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richmond. Participants could purchase rubber ducks to swim in the race and prizes were awarded to the owners of the winning ducks. This year the Duck Race had over 5,500 attendees and raised $140,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
On site was the Firm’s President, Douglas A. Barry, who serves on the Board and as Treasurer for the Richmond Chapter. He could be found getting a little wet helping the ducks make it through the finish line and out of the water. Allen and Allen had a coloring station for the crowd as part of the free children’s carnival on Brown’s Island. Both Mr. Barry and Allen and Allen have been supporters of Big Brothers Big Sisters for over 10 years. In 2008, the Richmond Chapter won The Robert M. Kommerstad Leadership Medal as Mid-Sized Agency Board of the Year at the BBBS National Conference. Attorney Kathleen Llewellyn-Duncan is also proud to serve on the Board of the Fredericksburg chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters.