Ducks in the Community


Four lucky contestants to receive visit from QuackerJack at school

(Central Islip, N.Y., Nov. 22, 2016) – The Long Island Ducks and TD Bank today announced the four winners of the annual TD Bank “Take a Duck to Class” essay contest. A record number of essays were submitted once again for this year’s contest. The Ducks and TD Bank would like to thank everyone who participated in the contest for writing outstanding essays.

The following are this year’s TD Bank “Take a Duck to Class” essay contest winners:

Sophie Jaeyoon Kil – Third Grade – A.P. Willits Elementary School (Syosset, N.Y.)
Madelyn Moreno – Kindergarten – Harley Avenue Primary School (East Northport, N.Y.)
Abigail Huners – Fourth Grade – Paumanok Elementary School (Dix Hills, N.Y.)
Georgia Grace Berriola – Fourth Grade – RJO Intermediate School (Kings Park, N.Y.)

Contestants were able to pick up entry forms at Bethpage Ballpark, the home of the Ducks, or download them online at The contest required essays of 250 words or less to be submitted on the topic “Who is a hero in your community and why?” The four lucky winners above will have Ducks mascot, QuackerJack, visit them at their school for an hour and will receive a Visa Gift Card, courtesy of TD Bank. Visiting dates are currently being selected for the winners and will be announced soon.

The Long Island Ducks are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play their home games at Bethpage Ballpark. For further information, call (631) 940-DUCK or visit


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