An estimated 12,000 yellow rubber ducks with ultra-cool sunglasses will be racing their way in the Indian River on March 28, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. for the 22nd Annual Great Brevard Duck Race at Lee Wenner Park in Cocoa Village, in partnership with the Historic Cocoa Village Main Street Association, after the Central Florida Car Show. Duck season begins in February and ducks will be available for adoption for a $5 donation at various bank locations throughout Brevard County or you can adopt online at www.greatbrevardduckrace.com. The rubber duckies will race to the finish line to win GREAT prizes for their ‘adopters.’
The Great Brevard Duck Race is the major fundraising event for Crosswinds Youth Services. All proceeds from the event help support Crosswinds’ mission to provide shelter, food, emergency services, counseling and other support to our community’s most vulnerable children. Every duck adopted provides hope to children in crisis and enters you for a chance to win fabulous prizes including the Grand Prize, a 2020 Honda Civic, free 2 year lease, courtesy of Space Coast Honda; a four-night Disney Cruise Line vacation for 2 guests aboard the Disney Dream, courtesy of Disney Cruise Line; a large Big Green Egg Grill, nest, and accessories, courtesy of Wassi’s Learning Center; a Tahitian Pearl necklace and matching earrings, courtesy of Bobbi’s at Parkside. Additional prizes include a new prize, a one month cleaning service for your home, courtesy of Nelson Professional Cleaning Services; a $500 gift card for furniture, courtesy of Indian River Furniture; four (4) two-park one-day tickets to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort; a two-night stay for two at the Hilton on Cocoa Beach; and a full-day of fishing for four or
an evening of shark fishing from Obsession Charters Deep Sea Fishing from Port Canaveral. All prizes have been generously donated. Participants do not have to be present to win.
Ducks can be adopted at the following duck locations: Community Credit Union, Addition Financial Credit Union, Launch Federal Credit Union, Florida Business Bank, CenterState Bank, and Sunrise Bank. Ducks can also be adopted online up until race day at www.greatbrevardduckrace.com, if available, or you can adopt ducks on race day before the race begins based on availability.
The duck race is supported and underwritten by numerous generous sponsors. The Top Duck sponsors include 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, Sunrise Bank, Southeast Aerospace, Tommy Blair’s Quality Collison Repair, Variety – The Children’s Charity of Florida, and BB&T. Other major sponsors include Atlantic Network Services, Britt’s Air Conditioning, Canopy Insurance, Cocoa Beach Optimist Club, Community Credit Union, Addition Financial Credit Union, Citgo, Florida City Gas, FPL, Florida MasterTemp, Health First Health Plans, Indiafest, Island Lincoln, Jack and Yvette Parker, Jim Handley, M.H. Williams Construction Group, Michael Raymond Knives, Precision Holdings of Brevard, Nash & Kromash, Paradise Ford, RJL Auto Sales, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Secure Fence and Rail, Sunoco and Wiginton Fire Systems. A complete list of generous sponsors, rules, regulations and prize details can be obtained by visiting www.greatbrevardduckrace.com. For nearly 47 years, Crosswinds has been a safety net for young people and families in Brevard County, Florida, who have nowhere else to turn. For more information about Crosswinds Youth Services, call (321) 452-0800 or visit www.crosswindsyouthservices.org.