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Down Syndrome Association of Delaware Buddy Walk

2013 Buddy Walk
Sunday, May 19th, 2013
U of D Athletic Complex
Newark, Delaware
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Goal & Raised
Top 5 Teams
Top 5 Buddies
Seward (McFarlan), Jackson$2,330.00
Cleary, Ryan$1,793.00
Melnik, John$1,525.00
Alexander, Maddex$1,225.00
Stephens, Callie$860.00

The Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk to promote the understanding, inclusion and acceptance of people with Down syndrome. More than 1.5 million people worldwide have participated in a Buddy Walk. On Sunday, May 19th, the DSA of Delaware will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Buddy Walk at the University of Delaware. More than 2,000 people are expected to participate by walking, volunteering or collecting donations in the name of their Buddy or Team. Following the walk are free activities and entertainment for toddlers to teenagers. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and plan to spend the day with your Buddy or team.

100 Days to the Buddy Walk

Friday, February 9, 2013 - start building momentum and members for your team as the countdown to the Buddy Walk begins! Join the Buddy Walk committee, DSA of Delaware members and friends at Dead Presidents Restaurant and Bar in Wilmington to help kick off the countdown to the 10th annual Buddy Walk. Dead Presidents will donate a portion of food and beverage sales to the Buddy Walk. Enjoy drink specials, raffles, prizes and mingle with friends.

Take Your Team to the Tavern

Friday, May 10 from 5pm – 10pm kick off the 2013 Buddy Walk with an adult night out with your team at Catherine Rooney’s on Delaware Avenue in Wilmington. Baskets of Cheer and other items will be raffled off during the night. All tips and proceeds from a specialty drink will be donated to the Buddy Walk. Appetizers will be served. Participants must be 21 or older.

Buddy Walk Challenge

Win a trip to the 2013 National Down Syndrome Congress Convention in Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, July 19 - 21, 2013. A trip for two will be awarded to the team or Buddy who raises the most in registrations and donations. Donations must be received by May 24th to be eligible for the Challenge.

Click here for Buddy Walk Challenge Award Guidelines.

Team Spirit Awards

How much spirit do you have? Create your own motivational signs and banners to show off as you walk the mile. Buddy Walk Spirit Awards will be given to the teams who demonstrate the most spirit during the walk. Go Team…..Go Buddies!

Check out our Team Home Pages by going to the Buddies and Teams section.