Nine88 is a Murphysboro-based Americana/Bluegrass/Country/Irish/Gospel band originally formed by members of the Knights of Columbus Council 988.
What is the Southern Ducky Derby Dash? The Southern Ducky Derby Dash is a signature annual fundraiser benefiting 23,000 athletes and over 13,000 Young Athletes for Special Olympics Illinois. Usually, thousands of spectators watch 10,000 yellow rubber ducks splash into a lake at the Du Quoin State Fair and race down the course towards the finish line, in person. This year we will not be congregating at the drop site, but will be drawing through a virtual race. Good news though, everyone can still enjoy the festival we will hold where we will announce the winners of that virtual race. The festival will be held at Walker's Bluff, one of Southern Illinois' premier dining and entertainment venues.
How do I adopt a duck? Adopt a duck for only $5 online by clicking here or form a Ducky Derby Sales Team! Get more chances to win by purchasing a Quack Pack (6 ducks for $25), Flock of Ducks (24 ducks for $100), Derby Donor (60 ducks for $250), Derby 500 package (120 ducks for $500) or Diamond Duck Pack (240 ducks for $1,000)!
What if my duck wins? The first place winner of the race will win $2,000 in cold, hard cash! But the runner up ducks will also win prizes, with more are being added daily. Second and third place prizes are a one-bedroom cabin for two (2) nights and three (3) days of golf for a couple, from Keller’s Crossing at Stone Creek. Fourth place will be two (2) Disney World passes with $100 Casey's General Store gift card and a $100 Visa gift card. More bonus prizes are being added to the prize packs every day, including local dining gift certificates and other surprises.
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 Kim Talley email@example.com or (618) 534-3111.