Nashville Shores Partners with Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program for Annual Duck Derby

Nashville, Tenn. (July 28, 2022) – Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort and Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program™ will team up to host their ninth annual Duck Derby at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday, August 6.

The Duck Derby will take place inside Nashville Shores Waterpark at the lazy river. This fun-filled activity is open to all ages with proceeds benefitting Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program™—a program offered by Gabe’s My Heart, a nonprofit organization that supports children and their families affected by childhood cancer.

“It means so much to us at Nashville Shores that we’re able to continue supporting such an important organization,” said Daniel Strobel, director of marketing and PR for Nashville Shores. “Gabe’s My Heart upholds an inspiring commitment to families living with the challenging realities of childhood cancer. I’m eager to see these values in action on Saturday.”

For a donation of $5 at Nashville Shores, supporters can purchase one of 2,000 rubber ducks that will be dropped into Nashville Shores’ lazy river. One lucky donor’s rubber duck will receive a grand prize of $1,000.

Gabe’s My Heart, based in Nashville, Tennessee, collaborates with medical experts and child life specialists to comfort those affected by childhood cancer. The program develops therapeutic tools and provides materials for families to better prepare them for chemotherapy.

About Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort

Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is a 385-acre family recreation destination located on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tenn. It is comprised of a first-class water park, Treetop Adventure Park (zip lines and ropes courses), RV campground, lakeview cabins, a 310-slip marina, boat and Jet-Ski rental business, marina restaurant and other attractions. Nashville Shores is operated by Premier Parks, LLC, which is currently headed by former Six Flags chairman and CEO Kieran Burke. For more information, visit

About Premier Parks

Premier Parks, LLC owns, operates and manages theme parks, water parks, accommodations and multi-use venues throughout the US and Canada. The company is led by a team of industry veterans, each with a unique set of skills developed over decades spent entertaining fun-seekers across the globe. A strong track record of improving financial performance and profit sets Premier Parks apart from others in the industry. For more information, visit

About Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program™

Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program™ is a program offered by Gabe’s My Heart, a nonprofit organization that supports children and families living with cancer. Created by a mother for her son Gabe when he was diagnosed with cancer at a young age, Chemo Duck is a soft, cuddly companion that alleviates fear and anxiety. Chemo Duck and other therapeutic tools help introduce children and families to their new life, encouraging healing through the power of play therapy.