Child Advocacy Center Seeks Duck Race Sponsors

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WOODBURY – Child sexual abuse affects a significant number of children in Cannon County. 

The Child Protective Investigative Team, consisting of the Child Advocacy Center, the Department of Children’s Services, Woodbury Police Department, Cannon County Sheriff’s Department, and the District Attorney’s Office have investigated and prosecuted over 300 child abuse, child sexual abuse and drug endangered children cases the last 4 years.

To provide crisis intervention services to abused children, the Child Advocacy Center will host the Fifth Annual Child Advocacy Center Duck Derby June 23, said the Child Advocacy Center Executive Director Sharon De Boer.  This event will benefit the Child Advocacy Centers in Cannon and RutherfordCounties.

“We hope supporters will adopt 10,000 rubber ducks that will float down theStonesRiver,” “Queen of the Quackers” Kristin Demos said. “The owners of the first 10 ducks to cross the finish line will win fabulous prizes. The afternoon of the race, the community is invited to our Family Fun Festival where they can enjoy food, entertainment, children’s games and activities.  We’ve had tremendous support for the Duck Derby in the past and we are excited to bring this family event back to our community this year.”

The Child Advocacy Center needs sponsorships to support the race and the commitment to children’s safety.

The top four levels of sponsorship entitle contributors to complimentary tickets to the Derby Season kick-off Duck Derby Bash. This is a Derby style party complete with dinner and entertainment.  This is an evening dedicated to having a quackin’ good time and is the first opportunity for supporters to “adopt” ducks for the big race on June 23. 

Levels of sponsorship range from $250 to $10,000.  For $10,000, businesses may be the presenting sponsor for the Duck Derby Bash, the Duck Derby Race, the Duck Derby Grand Prize, or the Family Fun Festival.  For your logo to be included in the over 50,000 duck adoption papers your donation of $500 or more will need to be received by April 1.

Contact Cannon County Coordinator Susan Lankheet at the Child Advocacy Center at (615) 563-9915 for a sponsor commitment form to be faxed, mailed, or emailed to you.

“It is the belief of the Child Advocacy Center that children deserve the best, especially in their times of crisis,” De Boer said. “On behalf of all the children, thank you for your consideration.”

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