DSSGC is a nonprofit corporation that provides opportunities, education, advocacy, and support to individuals with Down syndrome and their families, as well as encouraging public awareness and involvement with the Down syndrome community in Grant County.
The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. It has grown from 17 walks to more than 250 across the country. Our DSSGC Columbia Basin Buddy Walk originated in 2013. Last year, over 600 people participated in our 4th annual Buddy Walk! It is more than just a walk—it’s a celebration with music, dancing, games, and activities! That’s where you come in!
An exhibitor is a group of volunteers typically representing a club, organization, or business that provides a game, craft or activity for the participants attending the Buddy Walk! Exhibitors can also provide materials to educate walkers about their organization.Bring your volunteers and supplies needed for activity or game. Optional items could be table, chairs, promotion materials, mascot, shade canopy, or banner.
Please partner with us Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 4-6 p.m. at McCosh Park in Moses Lake to create opportunities for awareness and inclusion for those with differences. This is a unique opportunity for your family, company, business, or organization to provide service to the community as well as gain exposure and expansion through publicity.
Submit Exhibitor Form or Volunteer Form before September 8, 2017 to sign up!
Check in and set up for exhibitors is Saturday September 16th at 2:30pm. Walkers will start showing up at 3:30 and continue the fun until 6pm.
Food is provided for all exhibitors/volunteers. Buddy Walk shirts are available at a discounted rate of $5.00, while supplies last.
Thank you in advance for your consideration in volunteering at Columbia Basin Buddy Walk!