WATCH: Crosswinds Youth Services 21st Annual Great Brevard Duck Race Set March 30 at Cocoa Village

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One lucky duck adopter will win a New Car!

GET YOUR DUCK NOW! Watch a preview of Crosswinds Youth Services 21st Annual Great Brevard Duck Race Set March 30 at Cocoa Village. The Great Brevard Duck Race is the major fundraising event for Crosswinds Youth Services. Adopt a duck online now at GreatBrevardDuckrace.com

An estimated 12,000 yellow rubber ducks decked out with ultra-cool sunglasses will be racing their way in the Indian River on March 30 at 3:30 p.m. for the 21st Annual Great Brevard Duck Race at Lee Wenner Park in Cocoa. Ducks will race to the finish line to win GREAT prizes for their ‘adopters.’

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Crosswinds Youth Services will present the 21st Annual Great Brevard Duck Race at Lee Wenner Park in downtown Cocoa Village on Saturday, March 30.

The Great Brevard Duck Race is the major fundraising event for Crosswinds Youth Services.

For nearly 45 years, Crosswinds has been a safety net for young people and families in Brevard County, Florida, who have nowhere else to turn.

This Duck race will begin at 3:30 p.m. after the Central Florida Car Show in downtown Cocoa Village.

“Duck season” began in February and 12, 000 ducks are available for adoption for a $5 donation at various bank locations throughout Brevard County, or you can adopt online now at GreatBrevardDuckrace.com

Ducks can be adopted at Community Credit Union, Fidelity Bank of Florida, Launch Federal Credit Union, Florida Business Bank, CenterState Bank and Sunrise Bank.

Ducks can also be adopted on race day before the race begins, based on availability.

“We are excited to be partnering with the Historic Cocoa Village Association and we greatly appreciate their tremendous support along with the City of Cocoa,” said Jan Lokay, President and CEO of Crosswinds.

“Last year, 10,000 ducks were adopted before race day, and for the first time in history, we had to quickly get 1,000 more ducks shipped in, surpassing our goal,” said Misty Campbell, Director of Development at Crosswinds.

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Every duck adopted provides hope to children in crisis and enters you for a chance to win fabulous prizes, including:

• The Grand Prize is a 2019 Honda Fit, free 2-year lease, courtesy of Space Coast Honda;

• Four-night Disney Cruise Line vacation for two guests departing from Port Canaveral aboard the Disney Dream, courtesy of Disney Cruise Line;

• Stressless Leather Chair and Ottoman by Ekornes plus a $500 gift card, courtesy of Indian River Furniture;

• Large Big Green Egg Grill, nest, and accessories, courtesy of Wassi’s Learning Center;

• Tahitian Pearl set in sterling silver which includes a necklace and matching earrings, courtesy of Bobbi’s at Parkside;

• Four, two-park one-day tickets, to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort;

• Two-night stay for two at the Hilton on Cocoa Beach;

• Full-day of fishing for four or an evening of shark fishing from Obsession Charters Deep Sea Fishing from Port Canaveral.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants do not have to be present to win.

The duck race is supported and underwritten by numerous generous sponsors:

The Top Duck sponsors include Space Coast Daily, WFTV 9 Family Connection, Lite Rock 99.3, Publix Supermarkets Charities, Walmart, Elusen Inc., Victory Casino Cruises, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Southeast Petro Distributors/Best Western Titusville, Cantwell & Goldman P.A., Dr. Bob & Bunny Lehton – Family Pediatric Clinic, Ivey’s Construction, Massey Services, Seaport Canaveral, Tommy Blair’s Quality Collison Repair, Variety – The Children’s Charity of Florida and BB&T.

Other major sponsors include Britt’s Air Conditioning, Canopy Insurance, Cocoa Beach Optimist Club, Community Credit Union, Fidelity Bank, Florida City Gas, FPL, Florida MasterTemp, Health First Health Plans, Indiafest, Indian River Furniture, Jack and Yvette Parker, Jim Handley, M.H. Williams Construction Group, Michael Raymond Knives, Nash & Kromash, Paradise Ford, RJL Auto Sales, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Secure Fence and Rail, Southeast Aerospace, Sunoco and Wiginton Fire Systems.

A complete set of rules, regulations and prize details can be obtained by visiting GreatBrevardDuckrace.com

SPACE COAST DAILY TV: 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.

For more information about Crosswinds Youth Services, call 321-452-0800 or visit CrossWindsYouthServices.org

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