Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas

 North Texas Buddy Walk
Saturday, October 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
University of Texas at Arlington

1500 S. Fielder Rd, 76013

ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED, HOWEVER DONATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED! YOU CAN REGISTER THE DAY OF THE WALK AT 9:00 AM ON SITE, REGISTRATION WILL BE $25 PER WALKER. WE'LL SEE YOU THIS SATURDAY AT THE 2016 NORTH TEXAS BUDDY WALK!

About the North Texas 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 2016 worldwide.  In 2015, over $12.2 million was raised nationwide to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of the NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.

 

The North Texas Buddy Walk is the primary fundraiser for the DSPNT with a portion of the proceeds going to Green Oaks School and the NDSS.  In addition to raising funds and awareness, the Walk is a great place to meet other families and learn about the rewards of having a child with Down syndrome.  The goal is to have over 5000 people participate in this family friendly event which includes bounce houses, children's games, a live band, and low cost food and beverages.  You won’t want to miss it!

 

Sean McElwee, cast member of the Emmy nominated Docu-Series Born this Way on A&E will be joining us for the 2016 North Texas Buddy Walk on October 15, 2016!

2016 North Texas Buddy Walk Fundraising Prizes

    Prizes listed below will be provided to fundraisers that reach these milestones by September 30th, 2016!  New this Year - you may select either the Family Track or Self Advocate Track!

    Family Track

  • $100 - DSPNT Car Magnet
  • $250 - DSPNT Duffle Bag
  • $500 - DSPNT Stainless Steel Tumbler
  • $750 - Picture of loved one with DS on the Walkway (If reached by 9/6/2016.  After that date, the picture prize level will be raised to $1000 and combined with the fact sponsor)
  • $1,000 - DS Fact Sponsor (Fact displayed next to picture)
  • $1,500 - Two DSPNT Folding Chairs With Carrying Bag
  • $2,500 - Team Canopy day of Buddy Walk
  • $5,000 - Access to VIP Tent With Food For Entire Team
  • $10,000 - Loved One With DS Featured on 2017 North Texas Buddy Walk Billboard

Self Advocate Prize Track

If you are selecting the Self-Advocate Prize Track, please email elizabeth@dspnt.org or call 817-390-2970 to let us know that is the option you are working towards.

  • $100 - Sunglasses
  • $250 - Selfie Stick
  • $500 - Pair of Headphones
  • $750 - Poster Picture of Self Advocate Along the Walkway (If reached by 9/6/2016.  After that date, the picture prize level will be raised to $1000 and combined with the fact sponsor)
  • $1000 - DS Fact Sponsor (Fact displayed beside picture on walkway)
  • $1,500 - Movie Theater Gift Card
  • $2,500 - Blue Tooth Speaker
  • $5,000 - Access to VIP Tent With Food For Entire Team
  • $10,000 - Self Advocate Featured on 2017 North Texas Buddy Walk Billboard

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About DSPNT

The Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas Misson:  "DSPNT’s purpose is to support people with Down syndrome, their families, and communities, in reaching their full potential".  Anyone in North Texas with an interest in Down syndrome is invited to join.  To find local resources or find out about current events sponsored by DSPNT,  call 817-390-2970 or visit www.dspnt.org.

About Green Oaks School
Green Oaks School is for children and adults with Down syndrome and similar developmental delays.  The primary focus of Green Oaks School is to teach academics at the level of ability and interest of the students, including math, reading, writing, and instruction in social and living skills.  Older students also receive job training and instruction in the community.  For more information, call 817-861-5000 or visit www.greenoaksschool.org.
Contact Us

Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas

1300 W. Lancaster, Suite 227

Fort Worth, Texas  76102

info@dspnt.org

817-390-2970

www.dspnt.org

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Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal!
Goal
$200,000

Raised
$127,227

130 Teams

2806 Registered Walkers
Thank You To Our 2016 Sponsors! Click on the logos to visit and support our sponsors!

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A rainout date of October 22nd is scheduled in the case there is inclement weather on October 15th.