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2018 Buddy Walk


New Location

Silver Lake Park – Middletown

Saturday, May 19, 2018
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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. The DSA of Delaware will host its 15th annual Buddy Walk at Silver Lake Park in Middletown. 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, April 27th from 6–9 pm rally your 2018 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 2018 National Down Syndrome Congress Convention in Dallas, Texas, July 12-15, 2018. A trip for two will be awarded to the team who raises the most in registrations and donations by 11:59pm on May 19th. All donations and registration must be received by this date and time to be eligible for the Challenge.

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!

Event Sponsorship

The Buddy Walk is more than just a walk, it’s more than just an event. The Buddy Walk is a means 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.

T-shirt Sponsorship

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 2018 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 15.