17th Annual Duck Classic is Thursday in Jonesboro

17th Annual Duck Classic

 Jonesboro, Ark., December 6th, 2019— NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation will host the 17th annual Duck Classic Banquet on Thursday, December 12th at the First National Bank Arena, at Arkansas State University (217 Olympic Drive).  Doors will open at 5:00 pm and dinner starts at 5:30 pm. Adult tickets are ($50) and may be purchased in advance at DNW Outdoors or online at www.duckclassic.com.

Duck Classic draws in thousands from a 10 state radius and has garnered national attention and support – all to benefit the six free programs of NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation. In addition to the dinner, banquet attendees will have the opportunity to participate in various raffles and both silent and live auctions. Items this year include hunting trips, a lab puppy, jewelry, gift baskets, duck blinds, a four wheeler and more.

Grand Classic Raffle winners will also be drawn during the banquet. Only 600 Grand Classic Raffle tickets are sold, with 14 chances to win including the Duck Truck – a 2012 GMC Sierra 1500 (a $15,000 value – with over $14,000 worth of additional accessories), a 2020 Polaris Ranger 1000, a Benelli Nova Max 5, a Winchester SXP and 10 chances to win $200 cash. Tickets may be purchased at DNW Outdoors or online at www.duckclassic.com.

The hunt will take place the morning of December 13th and is based on a scoring system; points are allotted for types and amounts of ducks. When the hunt is over, each team will check-in, and the dice are rolled to determine the value of each duck and the team with the most points and the earliest recorded score will be awarded as the winner.


Thanks to our participating landowners, duck blinds in timber and rice fields are donated from all over Northeast Arkansas allowing teams to compete for prizes.  This event provides participants the opportunity to hunt some of the top spots in the area, that otherwise may not be accessible.


Sponsors for the 2019 Duck Classic event include: DNW Outdoors and Truck Accessories, Drake Waterfowl, Barton Powersports Jonesboro Radio Group, KAIT, KJNB-FOX, NEA Baptist, Allwell from Arkansas Health & Wellness, City Of Jonesboro Advertising And Promotion, East Arkansas Broadcasters, Glen Sain Motors, Mor Media, Nutrien Ag Solutions, CBRE Healthcare, Andy’s Frozen Custard, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Arvest, Gilliam Services, Greenway Equipment, Haag Brown,  Nyit ,Ramson’s Construction, Sissy’s Log Cabin, and YETI.

Sponsor opportunities are still available. Contact Kim Provost at Kim.Provost@bmhcc.org.

About NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation

The NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization that is committed to enhancing the lives of those it serves in Northeast Arkansas through the six programs it supports. The Foundation, through generous gifts from our community, touches every member and every corner of our region. The Foundation currently supports six programs: the Center for Good Grief, Center for Healthy Children, Medicine Assistance program, HopeCircle, Wellness Works and ShareHope. For more information about the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, visit NEABaptistFoundation.org.

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