Dayton, Ohio-The 14th Annual Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association (MVDSA) Dayton Buddy Walk® will take place at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, September 17th beginning at 8:30 a.m. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend the event, which is one of over 250 Walks across the country this fall to raise awareness and funds for programs that benefit people with Down syndrome and their families.
The National Buddy Walk® Program welcomes participants of all ages and abilities. The goals of the program are to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome and to positively influence local and national policy and practice. Last year alone, Buddy Walk® events raised nearly $13 million to benefit national advocacy initiatives, as well as local programs and services. All funds raised through the National Buddy Walk® Program support both local and national programs.
The MVDSA Dayton Buddy Walk® will feature something fun for everyone - exhibitors, activities, inflatables, a basket raffle, a 50/50 raffle, silent auction, and more! Activities around the ballpark begin at 8:30 a.m. The Entertainment Fun Zone will be open with face painters and a photo booth. Dragons mascots Heater and Gem will roam the concourse and take pictures with those in attendance. Individuals with Down syndrome will receive a medal as they complete the walk. To learn more, visit www.DaytonBuddyWalk.org, or contact the MVDSA at [email protected] or 937-222-0744.
About the Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association: The MVDSA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing life enriching opportunities, as well as information, resources and support, for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and their communities. The MVDSA serves the Miami Valley of Ohio, including the following 11 counties: Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby. Learn more at www.mvdsa.org.
Contact: Jenna Stites
Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association
Phone: (937) 222-0744
Email: [email protected]