2022 Ducky Derby Dash


The Eighth Annual Ducky Derby Dash will be held at Walker's Bluff Winery on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022. We plan to hold a family friendly festival, food truck, wine tasting, music and more.


We are still seeking sponsors, prizes and gift baskets or gift cards for prizes. Please email ktalley@soill.org for more information.

Announcing our 2022 Southern Ducky Derby Dash Ambassador

Eric Baumann, an athlete leader with a true work ethic!


Eric Baumann Bio

Eric Baumann is a Special Olympics Illinois athlete and athlete leader from Vienna, Illinois.

Eric is employed at the Paul Simon Federal Building as an industrial engineer. Eric has one brother and a niece and Nephew who he loves spending time with.

Eric wears a constant smile and loves to ask questions. Eric loves music, playing video gameson SWITCH, and spending time with friends. He began Special Olympics in 1995 but competed with Vienna Grade School in 1997. He was a Silver medalist and participated in 2003 World Games Ireland.

He began as a Global Messenger in 2000. He served two terms on The Board Of Directors for SOILL. He also served on the 5oth Anniversary Planning Committee Special Olympics. Recently, he was a 2022 USA Games Athlete Coach for Flag Football where the team took Gold.

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