Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers, Inc.'s (SDFHC) 8th Annual Rubber Ducky Regatta is set for Saturday, October 16 at Castaic Lake. The fun-filled family festival will culminate in a rubber duck race. This year's grand prize will be a seven-day cruise from Princess Cruises.
Rubber ducks are available for adoption at $5 per duck, making the event affordable for everyone. Other adoption opportunities include: Quack Family (5 ducks plus 1 free duck for $25); Quacker’s Dozen (10 ducks plus 2 free ducks for $50) and Duck Flock (20 ducks plus 4 free ducks for $100). Visit www.duckrace.com/scv  after July 4 for more information on duck adoptions.
All proceeds from the event will go toward patient care at SDFHC, which offers affordable, quality primary health care for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley. SDFHC makes a special effort to serve the uninsured and underinsured.
Last year's Rubber Ducky Regatta raised more than $60,000 that went directly toward patient care at the non-profit organization's three health centers. “Our goal this year is to raise even more funds that will allow us to continue to provide health care services to anyone in need through our community health centers and outreach programs,” said Cheryl Laymon, executive director of SDFHC.
Rubber Ducky Regatta sponsors to date include Super Duck Sponsor Providence Holy Cross, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, Andel Engineering, Santa Clarita Rotary and Princess Cruises Community Foundation. Media partners for this year's event include: The Signal and Santa Clarita Valley Business Journal; The Magazine of Santa Clarita and elite Magazine; Los Angeles Daily News; Santa Clarita Living Magazine and Canyon Country Magazine; SCVTV; KHTS AM 1220; Smart Shopper; Inside SCV Magazine; and At Home magazine. CBS/KCAL news anchor Sandra Mitchell is the scheduled celebrity guest.
The event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the duck race set for 1 to 2 p.m. For more information, call (661) 257-2339, ext. 302 or visit www.sdfhc.org .