Participant Social Toolkit

Thank you so much for participating in the 2021 Ducky Derby Dash 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 Ducky Derby Dash selling team and would like to, please click here.

Please note the following when posting:

Please tag Special Olympics Illinois and/or Region K in each of your posts.

Please always use the event hashtag of #DuckyDerbyDash.

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 Southern Ducky Derby Dash, Special Olympics Illinois, and Region K. For questions regarding the social toolkit specifically, please contact Michelle Mayer at mmayer@soill.org. For additional questions about the 2021 Ducky Derby Dash, please email Kim at ktalley@soill.org.

Sample Social Posts

The hashtag for this event is #DuckyDerbyDash. We ask you to please use this in your posts as well as tag the applicable Special Olympics Illinois social channel. You can also include your personal fundraising page’s link if you have one.

Post #1
What’s quacking? It’s #DuckyDerbyDash time! Every $5 duck sold helps to support Special Olympics Illinois and the more than 23,100 athletes across the state. You can get yours at [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK]. Ducks race on October 3 at Walker’s Bluff Winery.

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 $2,000 cash – plus there are additional prizes up for grabs! Your support of the #DuckyDerbyDash helps transform the lives of Special Olympics Illinois athletes. To enter the race, visit [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK]. Race takes place on October 3.

Post #3
This year, I am supporting Special Olympics Illinois by selling rubber ducks for the 2021 Ducky Derby Dash. 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 $2,000 cash. Plus, all proceeds benefit more than 23,100 Special Olympics athletes across Illinois. I have set my sights on selling ducks this year. To adopt a duck, a Quack Pack, or learn more about the race itself, visit [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK] #DuckyDerbyDash

Post #4
Support Special Olympics Illinois + the #DuckyDerbyDash by adopting a duck today. The winner of the race on October 3 will get $2,000 cash. Learn more: [INSERT PERSONAL SALES PAGE LINK]

Social Graphics

Below, please find social graphics sized for posts on your newsfeed/timeline or stories on your social channels, as well as a cover photo. 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 Dash and how to adopt a duck by hyperlinking the image to your personal fundraising page. 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 and Region K 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.