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Carbondale PD's Ducky Derby Dash results

DU QUOIN, IL (KFVS) -

The Carbondale Police Department raised nearly $800 for Special Olympics of Illinois by helping 159 ducks get adopted for the Ducky Derby Dash.

The derby is a signature fundraising event for Special Olympics in the state.

In early September, thousands of spectators watched 5,000 plus ducks splash into the lake behind the Exhibition Hall on the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds and race towards the finish line.

The Ducky Derby is just one way Carbondale police help Special Olympians.

Every year they also organize and help raise money for the Leg 11 Torch Run, where members of the law enforcement community run 12.6 miles from Carbondale to Marion carrying the Flame of Hope Special Olympics Torch.  

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