by Hannah Harris
Posted 8/08/19, 01:41 pm
Rubber Duckie, you’re the one—out of the 63,000 that will “race” down the Chicago River on Thursday afternoon. A dump truck will launch the rubber ducks from Chicago’s Wabash Avenue Bridge, with one lucky duck moving downriver and crossing the finish line first in this 14-year tradition. Proceeds from the Chicago Ducky Derby go to Special Olympics Illinois, which received a check for $420,000 last year. Individuals can “adopt a duck” for $5 each, and the owner of the duck that’s plucked from the water at the end will drive home a 2019 Chevy Equinox.