Top sales team for 2013 Special Olympics Illinois duck derby
Durham School Services made a splash at the 2013 Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby last month, where Durham employees joined together and were recognised as the top corporate sales team by selling 2,522 rubber duckies to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. These efforts raised over $11,000 and all funds went directly to Special Olympics.
The annual Rubber Ducky Derby is a prominent fundraiser benefiting Special Olympics Illinois since 2005. This year over 60,000 rubber duckys were dropped into the Chicago River as they raced towards the finish line where fantastic prizes awaited the winning duckys.
Dave Breen, President and CEO of Special Olympics Illinois, said: "Once again our friends at Durham School Services came through for the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois with their winning effort in sales of duck adoptions. This will help us in our effort to serve more athletes and offer more program options for our athletes."
Durham School Services has participated in the annual Rubber Ducky Derby since the first race and is thrilled to have gained the title of top corporate sales team once again. Durham has now been the top corporate sales team four out of the eight years of the event, with the 2013 effort setting a company record.
Durham School Services's President and CEO David A. Duke stated: "We are delighted to continue to raise awareness and funds for Special Olympics, an organisation that supports the special needs community just as we do." Duke went on to share that "employees are eagerly awaiting the 2014 Rubber Ducky Derby and are hoping to defend their title as top corporate sales team."
All proceeds benefit more than 21,000 Special Olympics athletes in Illinois. For additional event information, visit www.duckrace.com/chicago