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The 2015 Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby will mark our 10th Anniversary!  We'll be celebrating a Decade of Ducks in all sorts of ways!  Want to start a team?  Sponsor?  Email Allison at aptak@soill.org and she'll put you on our email list so you'll get the most up-to date information about the 2015 Race. 

Adoptions are currently not available.  Please check back for updates!  

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This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby.  That's right, we're celebrating a DECADE OF DUCKS!  ADOPT A DUCK and help us make this our best year yet! 

 

What is the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby? It's a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! Thousands of spectators watch over 50,000 yellow rubber ducks splash into the Chicago River from the Columbus Drive bridge in downtown Chicago and race down river towards the finish line. Race Day kicks off at 10am on Thursday, August 6, 2015* at 400 North Michigan Avenue (The Wrigley Building) with entertainment for the entire family - face painting, games, free food and appearances by several sports mascots. Splashdown for the Duck Derby is at 1pm. All proceeds benefit the nearly 22,000 athletes and over 21,000 Young Athletes across Illinois.

How do I adopt a duck? You can Adopt a duck for only $5.  Get more chances to win by purchasing a Quack Pack (6 ducks for $25), Flock of Ducks (24 ducks for $100) or Decade of Ducks Donor package (240 ducks for $1,000)!

*Are you adopting a duck on behalf of a friend, co-worker or family member affiliated with a Sales Team? If so, be sure to select the team you want to get credit for your adoption. Click on a team member name to give credit to a specific person.    

What if my duck wins? You could be the winner of one of our great prizes including a new car or an all-inclusive Apple Vacation! Other fabulous prizes to come! 

How do I get involved? Sales teams are forming now. Put together a group of friends, colleagues or family members to join the fun. Teams compete for bragging rights and great prizes. To form a Sales Team click here. For more information on starting a team or to volunteer, contact Shelley Chenoweth at schenoweth@soill.org or 630-942-5619.


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