Signature Events

Aug 9 all-day Wabash Street - Chicago
What is the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby? It’s a signature annual fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois! The Annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby is scheduled to take place on Thursday, August 9, 2018!  Thousands[...]
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm DuQuoin State Fairgrounds
2017 Event Recap and Winners 2017 was a great success, all 8,000 ducks were sold bringing in $42,47 to support the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. The 2017 prize winners are: 1st Place: Connie M.[...]
Sep 22 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Chicago O'Hare Airport
What is the Plane Pull? The O’Hare Plane Pull features the ultimate tug-of-war competition, as a team of up to 20 battle a UPS Airbus A300 or United Airlines 737, weighing nearly 180,000 lbs.  That[...]
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Southern Illinois Airport
What is the Plane Pull? Special Olympics Illinois and the Law Enforcement Torch Run have partnered with the Southern Illinois University School of Aviation to host the 2nd annual Southern Illinois Plane Pull on October[...]