Chicago, Illinois/ August 8, 2019/ Social Halo Media/–Chicago held its 14th Annual Chicago Ducky Derby in honor of the Special Olympics Illinois on August 8, 2019. People dropped more than 63,000 rubber ducks off of the Wabash Bridge into the Chicago River. Guests adopted these ducks and hoped their duck was the first one to cross the finish line. The winners get the chance to win a number of great prizes, including a 2019 Chevy Equinox. All of the proceeds benefit the athletes and young athletes across Illinois.
People dropped more than 63,000 rubber ducks into the Chicago River for the signature annual Chicago Ducky Derby benefiting Special Olympics Illinois.
What is the Ducky Derby
The Chicago Ducky Derby is an annual fundraiser in honor of the Special Olympics Illinois. It is an exciting event for people of all ages. Children and adults can expect to see thousands of spectators watching the ducks race to the finish line. Guests get a chance to win a number of great prizes by purchasing a duck.
You can increase your odds by purchasing packs of 6 to 240 ducks. If your duck wins you could be the winner of one of their great prizes. Prizes included a 2019 Chevy Equinox, $2,500 cash, an All-Inclusive Apple Vacation to Riviera Maya, a Chicago Weekend Getaway or NASCAR tickets. All of the proceeds benefit more than 23,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and over 17,000 Young Athletes ages 2-7 years across Illinois.
Teams and groups work hard to sell duck adoptions and get the word out about the event all summer long. Last year’s event saw 61,000 ducks adopted and raised more than $420,000 for Special Olympics Illinois. This year the event passed their goal of 63,000 ducks with 63,127 ducks adopted. That is a good sign and hopefully, next year will be even bigger. The goal would be to break this year’s record and continue to grow as each event passes.
If you are interested in supporting the Special Olympics Illinois visit www.soill.org.