Exhibitor Opportunities

Volunteer or become an Exhibitor! Join us at the 2017 DSSGC Columbia Basin Buddy Walk to promote your organization and support Down syndrome awareness.

Who are we?  

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.

What is a Buddy Walk?

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!

How can I volunteer?

  • We would like volunteers to come with a smile and enthusiasm!
  • To cheer on our Columbia Basin Down syndrome heroes, families, and supporters as they walk 1 mile through downtown Moses Lake. Arrive and check in at 3:00pm.
  • Help with set-up from 2:00 – 3:00pm and/or clean-up 6:00-7:00pm.
  • Become an Exhibitor! Provide a game, craft or activity. You will provide your own volunteers from your organization, club, team, or family to host activity. Your volunteers will help run and assist participants with the activity or craft. Set up 2:30pm. Run activity 3:30 – 4:30 and after the walk until 6pm.
  • Some things that buddies love: face painting, mascots, dressed up characters, hands on activities, carnival type games

More about exhibitors:

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.

How do I sign up to volunteer or become an exhibitor?

Submit Exhibitor Form or Volunteer Form before September 8, 2017 to sign up!

  • Please submit this online form


  • Click here to download Exhibitor Form
  • Chick here to download Volunteer Form

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!

Exhibitor Form