Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby
What is the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby?
It’s a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! The 10th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby is tentatively scheduled for place on Thursday, August 6, 2015*! Thousands of spectators will join us as more than 50,000 yellow rubber ducks will splash into the Chicago River from the Columbus Drive bridge, helping us to raise more than $300,000 for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois.
*Date and time are tentative and subject to change.
How do I adopt a duck?
Duck Sales have not begun for 2015.
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!
What if my duck wins?
You could be the winner of one of our great prizes!