February 18, 2007 - Kids In Distress 2007 Duck Fest Derby
What: JM Family Enterprises, Inc. presents Duck Derby on the New River
Where: Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
When: Saturday, January 27, 2007
Beneficiary: Kids In Distress
Host(s): JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Mistress of Ceremonies: Lee Sheffield,
Master of Ceremonies: Jeff Conine, Florida Marlins
Presenting Sponsor(s): JM Family Enterprises, Inc.
Sponsors: JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Winterfest, Corporate Express, Sun-Sentinel, NFL Alumni (South Florida Chapter), SAB, CBI Cliff Berry, Inc. Environmental Services, Stiles Corporation, 610 WIOD, Y100.7, Big 105.9 Miami's Classic Rock, 103.5 The Beat, Mega 94.9, 940 AM WINZ & Love 94
Blacktie Photos by: Ginny Fujino
The Blacktie Photo Gallery is sponsored by:
Adam Singer, Javier Garcia and friend, Rob Sadowski, Ron Porter, Steve Palmer with Stiles Construction; Jackie Hidalgo, Arlene Marder, Doris Porter, Lee Sheffield with Sterling Bank; Stephanie Brady, Harriet Sol, Louie Hildago. FRONT: Ricki Mascow, Joanne Dupons, Phyllis Bard, Kids In Distress;...
Lee Sheffield & Jeff Conine, of World Series Champions Florida Marlins
Rachel Lopes and Phyllis Bard, Kids In distress
Jeff Conine & Duck mascot
DUCK FEST IS ALL ITS “QUACKED” UP TO BE
Community adopts 20,000 ducks to benefit Kids In Distress
BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – The New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale turned into a sea of yellow recently as 20,000 rubber ducks sailed along during the first ever Duck Fest Derby, raising $90,000 for Kids In Distress of Broward and Palm Beach County.
“From our staff who worked hard selling ducks to everyone they know, to our logistics team who had to change the flow of ducks at the last minute and of course our sponsors and everyone in attendance, Duck Fest was a day to remember,” said Phyllis Bard, development officer for Kids In Distress who produced the event. “Thanks to the community’s support, our kids are the winners of the Duck Fest Derby.”
There was action on land and at sea. Throughout Esplanade Park visitors enjoyed fun-filled activities. On the water, during the race, volunteer firefighters helped power the current by hosing down straggling ducks to the finish line, while kayakers and surfers ensured none of the ducks were lost along the way. Former Florida Marlin Jeff Conine pulled the winning duck from the New River.
The lucky ducks who received two coveted Super Bowl tickets were Orley and John Guerron of Aventura. Other winners received accommodations for 14 at a Florida Panthers game in the luxurious AutoNation suite; a three-day, two-night stay at the Sandpiper Resort; a half-day fishing charter for four: private training sessions with a personal trainer and more.
Sponsors for Duck Fest Derby included JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun-Sentinel, Winterfest, WSVN7, Corporate Express, SunTrust, NFL Alumni South Florida Chapter, Sterling Bank, SABCO, Cliff Berry Environmental, Stiles Construction Company, Metro Café, Special Products Group, South Beach Management, Y100.7, 610 WIOD, 103.5 The Beat, BIG 105.9, AM 940 WINZ, Mega 94.9 and LOVE 94.
Pierson Grant Public Relations
(954) 776-1999, ext. 231
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Kids In Distress is a nationally accredited agency dedicated to the prevention of child abuse, the preservation of the family and the care and treatment of abused and neglected children.
Kids In Distress is a leading force and authority in the treatment of abused children and a premier agency advocating for the preservation of the family and the development of children’s services.