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Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby!

1. Stephanie Crabtree
2. Eric Makinen
3. Maureen Dalzell
4. Geraldine Ocampo

Thank you to everyone for your support!

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, 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 2015 Chevy Trax 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 or 630-942-5619.

Meet Nick - Our 2015 Duck Derby Ambassador!

Nick Lorenz is 20 years old and has been competing with Special Olympics Illinois in bowling, bocce, swimming, track, softball and basketball for 12 years. He’s an avid Chicago sports fan – always cheering on the Bulls, Blackhawks, White Sox, Cubs and Wolves. In addition he loves attending NASCAR events. When he’s not competing, Nick volunteers at his church, helps his uncle at a food pantry and assists at LWSRA, the Special Rec Association where he competes. He attends Elim Christian in Palos Heights and is in their transition program where he’s being trained for different jobs. 2015 will mark Nick’s 2nd year on the Ducklings sales team – he sold 2,090 ducks his first year!

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