Rubber Duck Derby

May 21, 2012 at 06:03 am by bryan

Adopt some ducks for a chance to win 5,000 bucks during the annual Child Advocacy Center Duck Derby June 23.

             People who want to adopt a duck pay $5 for one duck, $25 for a six-quack, $50 for a quacker’s dozen or $100 for a flock of 25 ducks, said Queen of the Quackers Kristin Demos. Each duck will be assigned a number.


             About 10,000 numbered ducks will race down the Stones River beginning at 4:23 p.m. at the Sportsman’s Club at 1231 Medical Center Parkway . The person who adopted the winning duck will receive $5,000 bucks from presenting sponsor Sudsy’s Car Wash.

             People who adopted the next 15 winning ducks will receive a total of about $18,000 in prizes.

             Ducks may be adopted online at or at Demos’ restaurant, Bell Jewelers on Northwest Broad Street, JoZoara’s at North Thompson Lane, Cox Family Martial Arts on South Church Street, Slick Pig on East Main Street, Lanes, Trains and Automobiles on Butler Drive, Top of the Block on Lokey Avenue, Sudsy’s Car wash on South Church Street, Murfreesboro Post on Rutherford Boulevard and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office on New Salem Highway.

             CAC Executive Director Sharon De Boer said all proceeds go to the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford and Cannon counties.

The Child Advocacy Center is a nonprofit agency that serves victims of child abuse, child sexual abuse, and drug-endangered children, along with their non-offending family members. In the last 12 years, the Child Protective Investigative Team consisting of the Child Advocacy Center , the Department of Children’s Services, law enforcement, mental health counselors, and the District Attorney’s Office have investigated and prosecuted over 7,500 child abuse cases in Rutherford and Cannon Counties . 

“We have had amazing sponsors for the 2012 Duck Derby,” De Boer said.

Troy and Donna VanLier and Sudsy's Car Wash are the presenting sponsor. Many other businesses and organizations have supported the Child Advocacy Center for the last five duck races including Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Bell Jewelers, Demos', MidSouth Bank, Predators Foundation, Bob Parks Auction, Bridgestone, C & K Hardwood, Parman Energy, Murfreesboro Medical Clinic Pediatrics, Waldron, Fann, and Parsley, Sandra Benson, John and Sharon Sant Amour, Bill and Lucy Whitesell, and many others.

Other prizes include:

Second prize: A MOAB bicycle with accessories.

Third prize: A $500 gift certificate from Bell Jewelers.

Fourth prize: A $500 gift certificate from Demos’ restaurant.

Best of the Boro Fifth Prize: Gift certificates for Lanes, Trains and Automobiles, Discovery Center Children’s Museum, Cox Family Martial Arts, Champion’s Run Golf Course, Sam Davis Home, Chuy’s, Stones River Grille, Miller’s Grocery, Puleo’s Grill, Slick Pig, Sir Pizza, Hickory Falls and Five Senses restaurant.

Gatlinburg Getaway Sixth Prize: Two nights at Clarion Hotel, tickets to Dollywood, Rafting in the Smokies, Sweet Fannie Adams Theatre, Christ in the Smokies and Tip a Canoe Rental.

Romantic Nashville Getaway Seventh Prize: One night at Gaylord Opryland Hotel, tickets to the General Jackson showboat and breakfast at Pancake Pantry.

Memphis Blues Eighth Prize: Two nights at Holiday Inn Select Downtown, tickets to Graceland, Memphis Rock ’n south Mueseum, Belz Museum, Chucalissa Museum, Pink Place, Lichterman Nature Center, Sharpe Planetarium and dinner at Folks Folly Prime Steak House and Huey’s.

Hello Huntsville Ninth Prize: Two nights at Embassy Suites, massage at Spa Botanica and tickets to Burritt on the Mountain.

Let’s Get Pampered 10th Prize: Gift basket from Top of the Block and four one-hour massages from Bodyworks Massage and Tangerine facial, manicure and pedicure.

Nashville Elegance 11th Prize: One night at the Sheraton Music City , tickets to Cheekwood, Frist Museum , Nashville Symphony, Hermitage and dinner at Peter’s Sushi.

Nashville Family Fun 12th Prize: One night at Courtyard by Marriott, tickets to Adventure Science Museum, Centennial Sportsplex, Lane Motor Museum, Traveler’s Rest, Tennessee State Museum and dinner at Ginger Thai restaurant.

Lucky No. 13 “Honey, we’re going to Tunica” 13th Prize: Two nights at Bally’s Casino, two nights at Gold Strike Casino and dinner at Chicago Steak House.

Reelfoot Lake Fisherman’s Getaway 14th Prize: Two nights at Boyette’s Resort Cottage, Bo’s Landing fishing boat rental and dinner at Boyette’s Diner.

Chattanooga Day Trip 15th Prize: Ruby Falls, Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum , Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center , Hunter Museum, Tennessee Valley Railroad, Southern Belle Riverboat and dinner at English Rose.

Last Duck Standing All for a Year 16th Prize: Car washes at Sudsy’s Car Wash, Bowling at Lanes, Trains and Automobiles and Cox Family Martial Arts membership.

For more information, contact De Boer at 867-9000.

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