8TH Annual Tampa Bay Area Buddy Walk
The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to nearly 300 walks planned for 2011 worldwide. In 2010, more than $11.2 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.
Saturday, October 13th (Rain or Shine)
REGISTRATION: 9 A.M.
For a $5 registration fee you will receive a Buddy Walk T-SHIRT, GOODY BAG, LUNCH & A FREE RAFFLE TICKET along with other event-day materials.
(T-shirts, Goody bags & Lunch cannot be guaranteed for on site registrations)
NOTE: You can pre-register on-line until October 10TH at
LET THE WALK BEGIN: 11 A.M.
This is what it’s all about! The one-mile Buddy Walk begins and ends in Largo Central Park. Rain or Shine!!
LUNCH: 12 P.M.
We excited to announce that lunch will be provided by Carrabba's this year. Lunch is only guaranteed to the first 1,000 people who have pre-register by the October 10th deadline.
FUN IN CENTRAL PARK: 11 - 2 P.M.
~ Face Painting ~ Clowns ~ Balloon Art ~ Arts-N-Crafts ~
~ Horse Back Rides ~ Games ~ Bounce Houses ~
~ Sponge Bob ~ Sports Mascots ~ Cheerleaders ~
~ Music & Fun From Stage With our own Buddy Walk DJ ~
~ Raffle* ~ Buddy Walk Store ~ Silent Auction ~ Food ~
~ Give-A-Ways and Much, Much More!! ~
*Must be present to win
BUDDY WALK STORE Hats, Magnets, Bracelets, Pennants, Tote bags, Sport Cups, Travel Mugs and more.
SPECIAL PRIZES will be awarded to the top individual and team fundraisers, the most original team t-shirt, our oldest and youngest “buddy-walkers” with Down syndrome and the Buddy that traveled the farthest.
||Saturday, October 08, 2011
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