DUCK DERBY this Saturday at SportsCom!

The Child Advocacy Center is partnering with the Rutherford Parent Spring Kids Fest for the 7th Annual Duck Derby.  The free Rutherford Parent Spring Kids Fest will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at SportsCom, located at 120 DeJarnette Lane, from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

“All you need is a duck and a little bit of luck to win the $5,000 grand prize in the 7th Annual Duck Derby,” said Jessica Ramos Wauchek, the Child Advocacy Center’s quackiest employee. 

The festival will include local vendor booths, awesome prize giveaways, inflatables, live stage performances, face painting, and more!  The Child Advocacy Center will be hosting the Duck Derby from 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.  

The Quack Team will race 12,000 rubber ducks down the Duck-O-Bunga slide into the swimming pool at Sports*Com.  The Corporate Duck Race will begin at 1:00 p.m., the first duck heats at 2:00 p.m., and the winner’s race will be held at 4:04 p.m.   The owners of the first ducks to cross the finish line will win 10 duck-tabulous prizes, with a grand prize of $5,000! 

"We are super excited to be partnering with the Child Advocacy Center this year to create a fun-filled day for families here in Rutherford County!” said Paige OKelley, Rutherford Parent Magazine event coordinator and account manager.

 "The Child Advocacy Center is doing great work in our community and we are proud to be supporting their mission of helping and healing children."   

Proceeds from the Duck Derby will fund services for child abuse victims and the “Darkness to Light” trainings that educate adults how to protect children from child sexual abuse.  In the last 14 years, the Child Advocacy Center has assisted over 13,500 individuals in Rutherford and Cannon Counties and in the last 2 years over 2,750 parents, grandparents, and professionals have been trained how to protect children from child sexual abuse. 

The clock is ticking, and the Duck Derby is Saturday!  To adopt ducks stop by any of the duck adoption sites or visit the website at  For more information about the event, contact the Child Advocacy Center at 615-867-9000 or the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center at 615-563-9915.         

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