A charity swim was held in Chicago, during which several tens of thousands of rubber ducks were dropped into the river. This is reported by the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper.
The event was organized by the non-profit charity organization Special Olympics Illinois, which holds competitions for people with intellectual disabilities. Anyone could take part in the derby —for this it was necessary to buy a duck for five dollars. The toys dropped from the bridge swam to the finish line through a plastic tunnel with the help of the coast guard.
According to the coordinator of the event, Alexander McMillan, a total of 70 thousand ducks were sold and over 310 thousand dollars were collected. These funds will be sent to charity.
The owners of the fastest ducks received prizes. The winner got a car Chevrolet Trailblazer 2021 year of release. The second and third place winners received an all-inclusive trip to Mexico and two thousand dollars, respectively.