This Aug. 4, Special Olympics Illinois will once again flood the Chicago River with 60,000 rubber ducks in support of the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. To ensure the success of the event, we rely on corporate sponsors and sales teams.
One of the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby sponsors, Hollister Inc., has been sponsoring the Ducky Derby since its inception.
“Special Olympics Illinois is a great organization that makes a tremendous impact on so many people across the state,” says Patrick Noble, General Manager, US Critical Care and Continence Care, Hollister Inc.
“The Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby is one of the organization’s most successful fundraisers and Hollister Inc. is proud to be a long-term sponsor of this event as well as a committed partner of Special Olympics Illinois.”
Duck adoption teams are crucial to the success of the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby, as they account for 70 percent of the overall duck adoptions.
Duck adoption teams range from groups of friends and families to large corporations. These teams are forming throughout Illinois and compete for bragging rights and great incentive prizes.
Durham School Services has been the top corporate fundraising team for the past nine years.
“Durham School Services is proud to support Special Olympics, our No. 1 philanthropic cause,” said David A. Duke, CEO of National Express LLC, Durham’s parent company.
“Our team enjoys coming together and dedicating their time to an organization that makes a significant impact in the lives of others. The annual Rubber Ducky Derby event is one of many Special Olympics events that showcases our great team approach. We have been recognized as the top corporate sales team for the last nine years; only through our teamwork and dedication is this accomplishment possible.”
If groups or companies would like more information about getting involved, contact Shelley Chenoweth at 630-942-5619. For more information, please visit www.chicagoduckrace.com.
Those interested in supporting an existing sales team should visit www.chicagoduckrace.com. You can adopt a duck for $5, a Quack Pack (6 ducks for $25), a Flock of Ducks (24 ducks for $100) of new this year a Diamond Duck Pack (240 ducks for $1,000) for your chance to win one of the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby’s great prizes including a brand new 2016 Chevy Malibu donated by Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers or an all-inclusive Apple Vacation.
The Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby is presented by Jewel Osco. Thank you to TD Ameritrade, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Big Ten Network, Chicago Sun-Times, Durham School Services, Dunkin’ Donuts, Fox 32 Chicago, Illinicare, Hollister, Lakeshore Recycling, 93.9 MyFM, BIG 95.5, and 103.5 KISSFM for sponsoring the event.