The 16th Annual Rubber Ducky Festival to benefit the nonprofit Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bridgeport Park in Valencia.
The free, family festival kicks off at 11:00 a.m. Several races will occur throughout the day, with approximately 5,000 rubber ducks racing to compete for one of the grand prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500.
Local vendors and non-profit community partners help make up the event, which also presents a stage program filled with local children’s talent and performers. A “Kid Zone” area takes up the center of the event, complete with a rock climbing wall, face-painting, balloon artists, air bouncer, games, activities, and an appearance from the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s “Shakey Quakey” house.
All rubber ducks entered in the races are available for adoption at $5 per duck, $25 for a Quack Family (5 ducks plus 1 free duck); $50 for a Quacker’s Dozen (10 ducks plus 2 free ducks) and $100 for a Duck Flock (20 ducks plus 4 free ducks). Online adoptions are now open at duckrace.com/scv.
Samuel Dixon Family Health Centers is honored to have Supervisor Kathryn Barger as the Honorary Chairperson of the event, with community partner Alan Ferdman in the role of Chairman for the Rubber Ducky Planning Committee.
All proceeds from this event go toward patient care services at SDFHC, which offers affordable, quality, primary health care, dental and mental health services for residents of the Santa Clarita Valley.
SDFHC, in collaboration with the city of Santa Clarita, will use the water to irrigate the fields after the event.
SDFHC thanks our sponsors of the event: The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club, Mission Valley Bank, McKesson Corporation, Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, Burrtec Industries, and Kiwanis Club of Glendale. Media partners and sponsors for this year’s event include: KHTS AM 1220, elite Magazine, and The Magazine of Santa Clarita.
For more information about becoming a sponsor, adoption fundraising teams, performing, volunteering, or being involved in the event, please contact Mary at SDFHC, Mary@sdfhc.org.
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’s mission is to enhance wellness by providing quality primary healthcare, dental and mental health services to un-served 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. SDFHC accepts a variety of health plans and participates in programs that include Medi-Cal, Medi-Care, CHDP, EWC, FamPACT and My Health LA. A sliding fee scale is also offered, keeping health care affordable for all. SDFHC is supported by countless individuals as well as corporate sponsors who help make our services affordable. Tax-deductible contributions are welcome. 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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