The quack is back: TCCH’s Sixth Annual Great Duck Derby to be held October 14


5,000 rubber ducks are dumped into the lagoon, guided safely to shore by volunteers & 100 yards of oil booms. Photo by Brenda Sposato.

It’s Duck Derby season in Indian River County! Treasure Coast Community Health’s Sixth Annual Great Duck Derby fundraiser will take place on Sunday, October 14th at Captain Hiram’s.

Duck adoptions are only $5 per duck! If you are the adoptive parent of the first, second or third place duck, you could win cash prizes. First place wins the grand prize of $1,000!

“We are so excited to be holding this community-favorite event once again in collaboration with Captain Hiram’s,” says Vicki Soule, CEO of TCCH. “It’s the one event children and families can attend together. Family-centered events are very important to us.”

In years past, TCCH has filled the lagoon with over 5,000 yellow rubber ducks. Attendees cheer on their adopted ducks as they race to the finish line in the hopes of winning cash prizes and ultimate bragging rights!

Get your duck in the race by adopting online at You can also find adoption papers at each of TCCH’s six (6) facilities as well as various local businesses throughout the community including Oculina Bank, Holiday Inn Oceanside, Advanced Motion Therapeutic, OTG Liquidation, Morgan & Morgan, Ocean Chiropractic, Keller Williams Realty, Sean Ryan Pub, and Historic Dodgertown, just to name a few. Keep an eye out for the yellow Duck Derby logo around town!

The monies raised from the fundraiser will go toward TCCH’s mission of eliminating barriers to healthcare for all members of Indian River County, regardless of socioeconomic status.

“At TCCH we will not refuse any patient due to their inability to pay. We rely heavily on local donations in order to provide comprehensive, affordable medical, dental and behavioral health services to all members of the community,” Soule said. “The Derby helps us build awareness within the community about the individuals in need of affordable primary care services.”

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, TCCH opens its doors, services and hearts to all, regardless of one’s ability to pay. As Indian River’s first and only Federally Qualified Health Center, TCCH offers comprehensive primary care, including medical, dental and behavioral health services. TCCH serves over 19,500 patients annually with more than 70,000 face-to-face patient visits. Sliding fee discounts may be available for patients with limited resources.

To adopt a duck, please visit To schedule an appointment at one of TCCH’s six (6) Indian River County sites, please call 772-257-8224. For additional information or appointments please refer to TCCH’s website at, TCCH’s Facebook page at or call 772-257-8224. For more information on how you can get involved in this year’s Duck Derby, please call 772-571-1989.

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