Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby

Duck Derby
August 4, 2016 all-day
Columbus Bridge - Chicago
400 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Shelley Chenoweth

2016 Duck Winners

  • Jason Wasser
  • Johnathan Cole
  • Daniel Robinson
  • Katie Sakach
  • Dick Zander

What is the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby?

It’s a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! The 11th Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby is tentatively scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 4, 2016*!  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 adoptions are closed for 2016.

Meet Allie – Our 2016 Duck Derby Ambassador!

Allie has competed in a variety of Special Olympics Illinois sports since 2001 Allie---croppedincluding bocce, soccer, bowling, basketball, gymnastics and athletics (track and field). This spring she will begin competing in aquatics and rhythmic gymnastics.  She is also a Global Messenger and has been trained to give speeches that educate groups of all sizes about her experience with Special Olympics Illinois.  She recently spoke to over 500 guests at a dinner for the Knights of Columbus.

When not performing with various musical theatre groups, Allie works as a volunteer at a local Kindercare helping with 3 and 4 year olds and is currently enrolled in a 2-year life skills program through Harper College.   A member of the athlete-driven duck sales team, The Darling Ducklings, she sells ducks and brings awareness to the event throughout her community.

What if my duck wins?

You could be the winner of one of our great prizes!


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