Southern Ducky Derby Dash

Participant Social Toolkit


Thank you so much for participating in the 2023 Ducky Derby Dash to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Please use the buttons below to find materials that will help guide you in your communication for selling ducks this year.

We encourage you to personalize your messaging and share your WHY. Tell others the reason you are participating in this event and what Special Olympics Illinois means to you by sharing your stories, pictures, and experiences.

If you have not yet created a Ducky Derby Dash selling team and would like to, please click here.

Please note the following when posting:

Please tag Special Olympics Illinois and/or Region K in each of your posts.

Please always use the event hashtag of #DuckyDerbyDash.

Anything [bracketed and in italics] is noted as a place where a handle, hashtag, or other specific information should be added in when posting.

Again, we thank you for your commitment to supporting the Southern Ducky Derby Dash, Special Olympics Illinois, and Region K. For questions regarding the social toolkit specifically, please contact Lauryn Haas at lhaas@soill.org. For additional questions about the 2023 Ducky Derby Dash, please email Brittany at bfuqua@soill.org.

Sample Social Posts

The hashtag for this event is #DuckyDerbyDash. We ask you to please use this in your posts as well as tag the applicable Special Olympics Illinois social channel. You can also include your personal fundraising page’s link if you have one.

Post #1
What’s quacking? It’s #DuckyDerbyDash time! Every $5 duck sold helps to support Special Olympics Illinois and our community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more across the state. You can get your ducks at [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK]. Ducks race on September 3 at the Du Quoin State Fair Grounds.

Post #2
Are you feeling lucky? Adopt a ducky! You can get a single duck for only $5 or a Quack Pack (six ducks) for $25! The winner will receive $5,000 cash – plus there are additional prizes up for grabs! Your support of the #DuckyDerbyDash helps transform the lives of Special Olympics Illinois athletes. To enter the race, visit [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK]. Race takes place on September 3.

Post #3
This year, I am supporting Special Olympics Illinois by selling rubber ducks for the 2023 Ducky Derby Dash. Can you help me reach my goal of [INSERT DUCK GOAL] ducks? For every $5 duck you adopt, you’re entered to win a fabulous prize including $5,000 cash. Plus, all proceeds benefit Special Olympics Illinois athletes across the state. I have set my sights on selling ducks this year.

To adopt a duck, a Quack Pack, or learn more about the #DuckyDerbyDash race itself, visit [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK]

Post #4
Support Special Olympics Illinois + the #DuckyDerbyDash by adopting a duck today. The winner of the race on September 3 will get $5,000 cash. Learn more: [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK]

Social Graphics

Below, please find social graphics sized for posts on your newsfeed/timeline or stories on your social channels, as well as a cover photo. To save these images on your desktop, simply right click and select “save image as.” On mobile, press and hold until a prompt pops up and save the image on your camera roll.

Facebook and Instagram Posts

Social Stories:

Twitter and LinkedIn Posts

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Follow Our Social Profiles

Please connect with the Special Olympics Illinois (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok) and Region K (Facebook) pages throughout the Ducky Derby Dash season.

Don't forget to tag us in your posts and use #DuckyDerbyDash so we can stay up-to-date with your activities leading up to the big event!