Rubber Ducky Derby Makes Splash in Chicago River

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    Tatiana Walk-Morris
    More than 60,000 ducks were dropped into the Chicago River to race for the 2014 Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby, a fundraiser to support Special Olympics Illinois.

    More than 60,000 rubber ducks dove into the Chicago River on Thursday to race for grand prizes.

    Special Olympics Illinois hosted the 9th annual Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby to raise money for Young and Special Olympics Athletes.

    After participants purchased a rubber duck or a flock rubber of ducks, The ducks raced down the Chicago River to compete for grand prizes such as prizes such as a 2014 Chevy Equinox and an all-inclusive Apple vacation.

    Before the race began, Chicagoans enjoyed music from Radio Disney, games, appearances from sports mascots at the Wrigley Building, 400 N. Michigan Ave.