Duck Derby


Our FIRST Annual Duck Derby Race in 2016 was SO MUCH FUN and benefited the Five Spinal Cord Injured who chose to participate in fundraising and raising Awareness during National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month (September). Each Injured who has been a prior recipient of our Scholarship Grant was eligible.


Our recipients set goals and built their "teams" by recruiting individuals, families or businesses to participate by making a donation of $5 for a single duck racer or $25 for a "Quack Pack."  ONE lucky Racer from EACH team will win a prize donated by our Sponsors.

Our current Derby Fundraiser will be 9/19/20 at Magnuson Resort. You may DONATE ONLINE up to one week prior to event. You may still purchase ducks at our event to race and you do not need to be present to win. The Race will be broadcast on Facebook Live.  Choose a team to support or buy a Quack Pack to support all of our Injured therapy programs. Thank you!



2016 Highlights

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Mission Statement:

To extend the OPPORTUNITY for recovery and a better quality of life for FLORIDA residents who have suffered 

a life changing paralyzing Spinal Cord Injury as a result of a catastrophic accident. 

Spinal Cord Injuries

The average newly injured person with a spinal cord injury will incur 1 million dollars in medical costs in their first year. If you are injured at age 25, your estimated lifetime costs will exceed 5 million dollars.  The average yearly medical costs after the first year can average $50,000-$100,000 depending on the level of injury. 

​ There are approximately 17,500 new spinal cord injuries in the US every year. There are over a half million people living with spinal cord injuries (SCI) in the United States.

Every 38 minutes in our country, a person becomes paralyzed. Vehicle accidents are the leading cause, with Falls being the second leading cause.

Sports related injuries are less than 10% of all spinal cord injuries but of the 10%, diving accidents account for 7%. 

There are over 5.6 million people in the US living with some type of Paralysis caused by Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer,

Spinal Cord Injury, Transverse Myelitis and other nervous system disorders. Roughly 1 in 50 people.



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 501(c)3 Non profit Public Charity EIN-46-1427712

CH42547 Division of Consumer Services



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