The Oyster Company of Virginia’s Buck-A-Shuck Fundraiser Program is a premiere fundraising program to get the general public involved in a private sector initiative that is a win/win for all parties involved. Leading this charge is Buck’s grandson Mat Slaughter, our IT/Social Media Director, whose family has lived on the Bay for over nine generations.
This program is designed to help save the great heritage of the watermen through oyster aquaculture and improve the Life of the Chesapeake Bay. Growing oysters in off-bottom cages protects the oysters while acting as mini reefs.
How to get started
Register Your Entity (College/Fraternity/Sorority/Organization/High School/NGO) with Oysters For Life (OFL)
Add email and contact info
Receive your “Buck-A-Shuck” Fundraiser Kit which includes OFL marketing materials and your specific “Buck-a-Shuck” Promo Code so you can begin to build your Oysters For Life Cage Credits.
For every Oysters For Life Cage Package supported using the Promo Code, your entity will be credited two dozen additional oysters for your entities’ own Oyster Roast Fundraiser! All your team needs to do is sell 100 OFL Cage Packages to earn enough credits for 2600 oysters. Then you can sell those oysters for 2 bucks a shuck.
Every OFL Cage helps protect and grow oysters by filtering the waters of the Chesapeake Bay while acting as an oyster reef, accelerating the habitat for other fish and reef.
The Buck-A-Shuck program is fully supported by the latest in website and social media support.
You can challenge any organization to a Buck-A-Shuck competition. To qualify for the prize, your team just sells more than 50 OFL cages. The team with the most sales over 50 wins a cash prize of $1,000 as a way of saying thanks for helping The Oyster Company of Virginia restore the Bay. On top of the cash prize, OCVA will give you two dozen oysters per cage sold that your organization can use for its own fundraising or for your own celebration.
As a special thanks to the winning team, OCVA will provide your team with a celebration party at our beautiful, southern retreat on the Rappahannock River in Topping, Virginia — plus all of the oysters you and your friends can enjoy!
You, or your team, can win the video competition by submitting an entertaining music video of you and your friends enjoying oysters and all the fun of sharing them.
The winning video will be featured on our website and you will receive $500 for your efforts.