Signature Events

Aug 8 all-day Wabash Street - Chicago
Chicago Ducky Derby? It’s a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! Thousands of spectators watch over 60,000 yellow rubber ducks splash into the Chicago River in downtown Chicago and race down the river towards[...]
Sep 1 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
What is the Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash? The Southern Illinois Ducky Derby Dash at the Du Quoin State Fair is a signature fundraising event for Special Olympics Illinois. On September 1, 2019, thousands of[...]
Sep 28 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Chicago O'Hare Airport
Register Now Support a Puller What is the Plane Pull? The Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition, as teams of up to 20 battle a UPS Airbus A300 or United Airlines 737, weighing more than[...]
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Southern Illinois Airport
Register Now Support a Puller What is the Plane Pull? The Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition, as teams of up to 10 battle a United Airlines 737, weighing more than 60,000 lbs.  That is[...]