At first I thought this was like polluting, but then I realized it's actually raising a ton of money to benefit something amazing!

I've always wanted to attend this fundraising event in Chicago ever since I can remember.  Every year, thousands of people show up and 'adopt' rubber ducks to splash into the Columbus Drive Bridge.  All participants hope their lucky duck crosses the finish line first.  The proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Illinois!


The Chicago Ducky Derby is a signature fundraising event for Special Olympics Illinois.  Takes place Thursday, August 4th at the Columbus Drive Bridge!

The winners get some incredible prizes, including an all-new 2022 Chevy Equinox!!! A CAR?! That's such a good incentive to join in on this event.  You'll even take home a 4-pack of Windy City Smokeout tickets, $2,500 cash prize, and soooo much more!

WOW. Look at all those ducks.  Reminds me of the Sesame Street: Ernie and his Rubber Duckie song haha.

Why should you adopt a duck? 

Your support allows more than 23,100 athletes & 13,000 Young Athletes to participate in year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports. Special Olympics programs enhance physical fitness, motor skills, self-confidence, social skills and encourage family and community support. - Chicago Duck Derby

If you'd like to adopt a single duck, it's $5, a Quack Pack of 6 is $25, 24 Flock of Ducks is $100, and the Diamond Duck Pack of 240 is $1,000.  This sounds like a really fun event and you're giving back to the community in a really sweet way!

The Chicago Duck Derby takes place at the Columbus Drive Bridge in Chicago on August 4th!  For more details or questions, visit their official website.

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