WARRENVILLE, Ill. – Durham School Services made a splash at the 2013 Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby last month, where Durham employees joined together and were recognized 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 organization 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.
Durham School Services, Stock Transportation and Petermann Bus make up National Express Corporation (NEC), headquartered in Warrenville, Ill. As a leader in student transportation, NEC is committed to exceptional safety, outstanding customer service and positive employee relations. Durham and Petermann (United States) and Stock (Canada) operate more than 20,000 buses and serve 450 school districts in 32 states and four provinces. Our success rests with our dedicated employees who live our mission: “Getting kids to school safely, on time and ready to learn.” For more information, visit durhamschoolservices.com.