Sponsor/Partner Social Toolkit

Thank you so much for partnering with Special Olympics Illinois for our 2021 Chicago Ducky Derby. Below, please find the materials you will need to create social posts for the event.

If you are interested in more information, please view our Talking Points for this event here.

Please note the following when posting:

Please tag Special Olympics Illinois in each of your posts.

Please always use the event hashtag of #ChiDuckyDerby.

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 Chicago Ducky Derby and Special Olympics Illinois. For questions regarding the social toolkit specifically, please contact Michelle Mayer at mmayer@soill.org. For additional questions about the 2021 Chicago Ducky Derby, please email Emily at emerkle@soill.org.

Sample Social Posts

The hashtag for this event is #ChiDuckyDerby. We ask you to please use this in your posts as well as tag the applicable Special Olympics Illinois social channel.

Post #1
Are you feeling lucky? Then, adopt a ducky in support of Special Olympics Illinois! All proceeds from the #ChiDuckyDerby will help transform the lives of [@SOILL HANDLE] athletes across the state. Get yours at chicagoduckyderby.com. Race is August 5.

Post #2
This summer, [YOUR HANDLE/HASHTAG] is teaming up with [@SOILL HANDLE] for the annual #ChiDuckyDerby, being held Thursday, August 5 via the Columbus Drive Bridge at the Chicago River. Special Olympics Illinois provides year-round opportunities in competitive sports as well as health education, leadership, and personal development to more than 23,100 athletes across the state. We hope you will join us! Learn more and get in the race at chicagoduckyderby.com.

Post #3
Are your ducks ready to race? Join us as we support this year’s #ChiDuckyDerby for [@SOILL HANDLE]. You can get one duck for $5 or level up to a Quack Pack to get six for $25. The race will take place Thursday, August 5 on the Columbus Drive Bridge at the Chicago River. Each duck in the race is your chance to win one of the amazing prizes – including an all- new Chevy Trailblazer, an Apple Vacations all-inclusive trip to RIU Palace Mexico in Riviera Maya, cash, and more. Get started at chicagoduckyderby.com.

Ducky Video

Social Graphics

Below, please find social graphics sized for posts on your newsfeed or timeline; stories on your social channels; and your account profile. 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:

Facebook Cover Photo:

Email Banner

Add some color to your emails. Include this image in your email signature to remind everyone of the Ducky Derby and how to adopt a duck by hyperlinking the image to chicagoduckyderby.com. 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.

SOILL Social Profiles

Please connect with Special Olympics Illinois through our social media channels. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts throughout Ducky Derby season so we can stay up-to-date with your activities leading up to the big event.