Web traffic: Annual Ducky Derby in Chicago River raises income for Special Olympics

Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Updated: Aug 9, 2019 – 2:23 AM


Everything was only ducky in Chicago on Thursday.

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A sea of yellow rubber ducks floated in a Chicago River as the 14th annual Ducky Derby kicked off a annual fundraising eventuality for a Illinois Special Olympics, a Chicago Sun-Times reported.

According to a event’s website, 61,133 rubber ducks were poured into a stream during a Wabash Bridge. Last year’s derby lifted some-more than $425,000 for a Special Olympics.

Competitors buy ducks during $5 every or adult to $1,000 for 240, CNN reported. The initial steep to finish a derby — and a donor — are announced a winner, according to a Sun-Times.

Joanna Merkle, 58, pronounced her “team” of contributors donated “probably 250 ducks” 

“We unequivocally suffer a cause,” Merkle told a newspaper. “And with everybody dancing, singing and only entrance out — it’s beautiful.”

The winning steep crossed a line 15 mins after a eventuality began. Event officials pronounced they will announce a central leader on a Derby website. According to the website, winners will accept a 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, $2,500, a vacation to a Riviera Maya, a Chicago weekend getaway or NASCAR tickets.

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