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 11th, 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.
Kick Off Party
Saturday, February 22 from 6-9 pm - 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 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 2 from 6–10 pm rally your 2014 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 2014 National Down Syndrome Congress Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 11 – 13, 2014. 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 11th 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.