Chicago Ducky Derby 2022

Chicago Ducky Derby Participant Social Toolkit

Thank you so much for participating in the 2022 Chicago Ducky Derby presented by Jewel-Osco, 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 Chicago Ducky Derby selling team and would like to, please click here.

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 2022 Chicago Ducky Derby, please email duckderby@soill.org.

Ducky Video

Check back soon for the 2022 PSA video. 

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
What’s quacking? It’s #ChiDuckyDerby time! Every $5 duck sold helps to support Special Olympics Illinois and the more than 21,000 athletes across the state. You can get yours at [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK]. The ducks will race on August 4 from the Columbus Drive Bridge on the Chicago River. #ChiDuckyDerby

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 an all-new Chevy Equinox – plus there are additional prizes up for grabs! Your support of the #ChiDuckyDerby helps transform the lives of Special Olympics Illinois athletes. To enter the race, visit [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK]. Then on Thursday, August 4, 75,000 rubber ducks will race on the Chicago River. The 2022 Chicago Ducky Derby is presented by Jewel-Osco.

Post #3
This year, I am supporting Special Olympics Illinois by selling rubber ducks for the 2022 Chicago Ducky Derby presented by Jewel-Osco. 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 an all-new Chevy Equinox. Plus, all proceeds benefit more than 21,000 Special Olympics athletes across Illinois. To adopt a duck, a Quack Pack, or learn more about the race itself, visit [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK] #ChiDuckyDerby

Post #4
Support Special Olympics Illinois + the #ChiDuckyDerby by adopting a duck today. The winner of the race on August 4 will get an all-new Chevy Equinox courtesy of prize sponsor, Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Chevy Dealers. Learn more: [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK]

Social Graphics

Below, please find social graphics sized as square images for posts on your newsfeed or timeline, a horizontal banner image for LinkedIn/Twitter, and images sized to create a story on your social channels. To save these images, simply right click or press on the image. Then, on a desktop, you can right click to save the image. On mobile, press the image again to save.

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 or your personal Duck sales page. To save this image, simply right click or press on the image. Then, on a desktop, you can right click to save the image. On mobile, press the image again to save.

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.