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 Saturday, May 13th, the DSA of Delaware will host its annual Buddy Walk at the University of Delaware. More than 2,500 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.
Take Your Team to the Tavern
Friday, May 5th from 6–10 pm rally your 2017 Buddy Walk team with an adult night out 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 2017 National Down Syndrome Congress Convention in Sacramento, California, July 20-23, 2017. A trip for two will be awarded to the team who raises the most in registrations and donations. Donations must be received by midnight May 13th to be eligible for the Challenge. 2017 Buddy Walk Challenge Award Rules
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.
The Buddy Walk is more than just a walk, it’s more than just an event. The Buddy Walk is a vehicle in which the DSA of Delaware serves its families and the community. Your sponsorship can help have a direct impact on our families. There are several levels of event sponsorship available to fit your business or company. Please refer to our Sponsorship Packet for more details.
Support your team or Buddy or the Buddy Walk in general and promote your company at the same time. For just $500 your company logo can appear on the back of the 2017 Buddy Walk Event T-shirts or for $250 your company name can be listed.
T-shirt sponsors must submit their logo or name with payment, no later than April 12.
T-shirt sponsor form