If this year has taught us anything it's this: We must adapt to change in quick order. One of the most significant changes Ducks Unlimited (DU) has faced is not hosting our annual state and chapter events in person, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

On Aug. 27, Alabama hosted their first-ever virtual event from Frogg Togg headquarters in Arab, Ala.

"We didn't really know what to expect with this being our first virtual event," said DU Regional Director TJ Thomas. "We could not have been more please at the turn out."

The event included a state update and guest speakers including DU President Doug Schoenrock, Justin Martin from Duck Commander and Rusty Creasey who manages Coca-Cola Woods in Arkansas. In addition to the featured presentations, the event also gave away door prizes for participants.

"This event raised over $12,000 in support of all the work that DU does for wetlands and the waterfowl they support," said Frogg Toggs PresidentWill Fowler. "Being a part of something like this goes to show how passionate DU volunteers truly are."

In addition to hosting the event, Frogg Toggs also donated all the door prizes.

"We hope to be able to return to in person events in the near future," said Thomas. "Until then, we will continue to do what we do, be it in a different way, for the ducks."