The Buddy Walk is all about coming out to celebrate and support Down syndrome awareness and inclusion, but especially if you know someone with Down syndrome personally. Organizing a Team is a way to bring your family, friends, teachers, classmates, therapists, mentors, etc. together to support your loved one with Down syndrome. You can also create a team to support Down syndrome awareness, ie. “Team Banner Bank”. Some teams create shirts, banners or signs to celebrate their hero. These are optional. All registered team members will receive a Buddy Walk shirt and food ticket.
Take charge and become a Team Captain! As a Team Captain, you will be your hero’s advocate by contacting everyone who cares about him/her and inviting them to join your team.
1. Register Online as a Team
The first step is to register yourself as the team captain on the online registration form. You can register a new team by using the registration form here.
2. Collect Pledges – As Team Captain, you can direct team members or others wishing to donate to your team by filling out the registration form and selecting the “Donation Only” option. You can also collect donations/pledges using the Team Pledge Form. Prizes will be awarded to the 3 top teams/people who collect the most pledges! This is encouraged if your family, friends, or team members would like to donate in behalf of your team. You will turn in all team pledges the day of the Buddy Walk. The Team who collects the most pledges will also be recognized on our website and Facebook pages after the walk!
3. Sponsors – Ask local businesses to sponsor the Buddy Walk by making a 100% tax-deductible donation and get their logo on the Buddy Walk shirt, website, and facebook!
4. Upload a photo is available when registering a new team on our Registration Page.