F.R.I.E.N.D.S. DOWN SYNDROME WEST FLORIDA TOGETHER WITH THE NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY ANNOUNCES THE 4th FDSWF 3.21/5K BUDDY FUN RUN & BUDDY WALK® will be held October 26th at Raymond James Stadium. More than 4,000 people consisting of families, friends, professionals, and vendors are anticipated to attend this event to raise awareness, acceptance, and advocate for individuals with Down syndrome.
THE GOAL OF THE BUDDY WALK is to raise funds for THE FRIENDS CENTER! A place of our own where we can bring our current year-round programming, develop innovated and new programs, and enhance our position in West Florida special needs community. The FRIENDS CENTER will also provide a desperately needed daycare, after-school program, and adult day care service for all special need’s individuals.
BUDDY RUN FUN! Join us for the 1ST Annual Buddy FUN Run 5K and Buddy Dash at Raymond James Stadium. The 5K will begin at 8 AM. "Buddy Dash" will be held before the Fun Run for runners with special needs and their Buddies. Same day registration and check-in begins at 7 am.
BUDDY 5K FUN RUN REGISTRATION
BEFORE 6/30/19 $25
AFTER 6/31 $35
VIRTUAL RUN $25
Buddy Run Registration includes a Race shirt, Finisher Medals, Overall and Age Division Awards, Post race food and beverages, a Down Syndrome Wristband and admission to all Buddy Walk activities.
BUDDY WALK REGISTRATION
BEFORE 6/1/19 $10
AFTER 6/2/19 $20
EVENT DAY 10/26 $20
Buddy Walk Registration includes a Buddy Walk t-shirt, Down Syndrome Awareness wristband and admission to the day’s activities. Buddy Walk Medals will be awarded to all individuals with special needs.
*You must register all special needs individuals/children under the age of 12yrs to receive Buddy Walk medals and T-shirts. Thank you. *You must Register before 10/01/19 to receive a free t-shirt. T-shirts are not guaranteed; sizes and quantities are limited.
BUDDY WALK FUN! We encourage you to set up your tents, tables, chairs, and bring your favorite tailgating snacks. Meet your favorite Star Wars, Superhero, Princess, and Ghostbuster characters. Explore the Treasure Chest Float and meet the arrghsome Krewe of Sir Francis Drake! You and the kids will love the Bouncy houses, Giant slides, Obstacle courses, Fitness exhibits, and Vendors. Don’t forget to bring cash for your chance to win great raffle prizes, this year’s prizes include (3) three Disney Park hopper passes!
BUDDY WALK TEAMS support your favorite Buddy by building and organizing a Buddy Walk team at your workplace, school, or community. The top three Buddy Teams, with the most walkers and highest pledges collected, will be awarded a FDSWF Buddy Walk appreciation plaque, a Buddy Walk goodie bag, an All-Star sign, the use of a tent to use during the event, their own Buddy Butler, and a cooler full of snacks and drinks for them to enjoy. GO BUDDY WALK TEAMS!! THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK!
VOLUNTEERS - Help promote the acceptance of people with Down Syndrome and special needs by volunteering at the Buddy Walk. You will never have a more rewarding experience. Volunteers receive a free Volunteer Buddy Walk t-shirt and Buddy Walk wristband! There will be two shifts for volunteers, 7am-1pm, 10am-3pm.
BECOME A SPONSOR- Let our families know you support them. All corporate sponsors receive recognition on our Buddy Walk t-shirts, our FDSWF website, Facebook page, Instagram & Twitter. Contact Jamie Santillo, (239)297-6991 Marketing Director for more information.
SIGN UP OR REGISTER TODAY! WWW.DS-STRIDE.ORG/FDSWFBUDDYWALK
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING FDSWF AND OUR DOWN SYNDROME COMMUNITY!