What is the Chicago Ducky Derby? It's a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! Usually thousands of spectators watch 60,000 yellow rubber ducks splash into the Chicago River in downtown Chicago and race down the river towards the finish line in person. This year we will not be congregating at the drop site, but you can still watch the drop on our streamed sites, more details to come. The race will take place on Thursday, August 6, 2020 All proceeds benefit more than 23,000 athletes and over 13,000 Young Athletes across Illinois. *tentative date

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 Diamond Duck Pack (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 2020 Chevy Equinox, $2,500 cash, a VIP experience at the 2020 or 2021 BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival, Chicago Blackhawks Tickets and more 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 Emily Merkle at emerkle@soill.org or 224-283-2308.

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