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Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers officials announced Wednesday the winners from the 10th annual Rubber Ducky Regatta Festival.

Residents throughout the Santa Clarita Valley “adopted” ducks to race at the event, with sponsorships  helping centers that provide patient care for the uninsured and underinsured,according to a statement.

Winners from each of three heats participated in a final Grand Regatta to determine prize winners. The non-profit’s signature fundraiser raised over $90,000, all proceeds going toward patient care in Santa Clarita.

More than $5,500 in donated prizes were awarded, according to officials.

The grand prize, a $2,500 gift certificate in Southwest Airlines Travel, which was donated by Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Inc., went to Danielle Burleson.

 

2nd Place

Four (4) Disneyland One-Day Park Hopper Admission Tickets

Donated by Disneyland Resorts

WINNER: Tamara Baynham

 

3rd Place

Adult Men’s Thrive Bicycle

Donated by Kaiser Permanente

WINNER:  Rochelle Patterson

 

4th Place

Two (2) Six Flags Magic Mountain Admission Tickets

Donated by Six Flags Magic Mountain

WINNER:  Liz Seipel

 

5th Place

Wellness Services and Body Scan

Donated by Dr. Thomas Polucki, Chiropractic

WINNER:  Teresa Kerr

 

The annual Rubber Ducky Festival, also known as the Rubber Ducky Regatta, is SDFHC’s signature fundraising event providing patient care funding throughout the year, according to the statement. Proceeds are going toward patient care at SDFHC.

The SDFHC operates three health centers in the Santa Clarita Valley – Canyon Country Health Center, Val Verde Health Center and Newhall Health Center – as well as outreach sites at College of the Canyons and California Institute of the Arts. SDFHC offers a full range of health care services – physicals, immunizations and vaccines, screenings and diagnostic tests, well baby care, and family planning. Patients pay based on their income., according to a news release.

 

About Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers Inc.

SDFHC was established in 1980 and named for long-time Val Verde resident and minister, the late Reverend Samuel Dixon.  As the only non-profit health center founded and based in the Santa Clarita Valley, SDFHC serves the greater Santa Clarita Valley and is governed by a board of directors, all of whom are Santa Clarita residents. The mission of SDFHC is to enhance wellness by providing quality primary health care services and health education to unserved and underserved residents, with a special emphasis on serving the uninsured. Easily accessible services are available for the entire family in both English and Spanish. Medi-Cal, Blue Cross and Healthy Families are all accepted, and a sliding fee scale is offered, keeping health care affordable for all. SDFHC is supported by countless individuals as well as corporate sponsors who help make affordable health care possible. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome. Health services are available at the Val Verde Health Center (661-257-4008), the Canyon Country Health Center (661-424-1220) and the Newhall Health Center (661-291-1777). www.sdfhc.org

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