Annual Great Brevard Duck Race Set For April 12
By Misty Campbell, Crosswinds // February 12, 2015
Duck adoptions begin March 2
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – It’s time to get your ducks in a row for the 17th Annual Great Brevard Duck Race.
It’s all for a great cause – the annual duck race is a major fundraising event for Crosswinds Youth Services, a non-profit organization which has been serving children and youth in crisis and their families for over 40 years.
The race will be held on Sunday, April 12 at 1 p.m. during the Indian River Festival at Sand Point Park in Titusville.
A $5 donation will put one rubber duck in the race, or you can adopt the popular Quack Pack, and receive one free duck in the race.
A one of a kind souvenir duck will be given out at the duck locations for those who adopt the Quack Pack while supplies last.
Thousands of yellow rubber ducks will be making waves to win their adopters 10 amazing donated prizes, which include two new prizes.
The Grand Prize is a four night cruise for two guests to the Bahamas in an ocean view stateroom aboard the majestic Disney Dream. Additional prizes include the Big Green Egg, courtesy of Your Backyard Superstore.
It’s a grill, an oven and a smoker all in one, a one-year family membership at any YMCA in Brevard, beautiful flowers for a year from Bloomers Floral Design, one day, two park, daytime pass for four at both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, a full-day of fishing for two as well as an evening of shark fishing from Obsession Charters Deep Sea Fishing from Port Canaveral, a two-night stay for two at DoubleTree by Hilton in Cocoa Beach, and two aerial tours from Servant Air Ministries.
Ducks can be adopted at the following duck locations: Community Credit Union, Florida Bank of Commerce, Fidelity Bank of Florida, Launch Federal Credit Union, Florida Business Bank, Space Coast Credit Union, Sunrise Bank, Florida Community Bank and at select Shell, BP and Sunoco stations throughout the county.
Also, when ordering pizza from Papa John’s in Titusville, Cocoa, or Merritt Island, an adoption paper will be attached to the pizza box.
Ducks can also be adopted online up until race day at www.greatbrevardduckrace.com, or by mailing the adoption paper to Crosswinds Youth Services, Inc., 1407 Dixon Boulevard, Cocoa, FL 32922, or you can adopt ducks at the Duck booth at the Indian River Festival on Friday, Saturday and on Sunday before the race begins.
The duck race is supported through the generosity of numerous sponsors that help to underwrite the event.
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BELOW VIDEO: In addition to helping runaways, the Crosswinds shelter houses children removed from abusive home environments by the Florida Department of Children and Families, and youths having difficulties at home and needing a cooling-off period while counseling resolves family issues.