Tuesday, October 16, 2012

31 for 21 - Bounce-U & the Buddy Walk!

     Tonight is the big kick-off event for the 10th Annual Down Syndrome Buddy Walk of Tulsa, Oklahoma. We will be going to the Bounce-U event tonight to pick up our registration packets and drop off all of the buttons we have been making.

     Here is some more info about this week's events:

Register online for the DSAT Buddy Walk: http://buddywalk.kintera.org/dsat
View last year's Buddy Walk video here.
The Buddy Walk is a multi-city advocacy walk in which people with Down syndrome invite "buddies" to walk with them. Buddies can be anyone from friends to teachers or coworkers to politicians. Goal of the Buddy Walk is to celebrate National Down Syndrome Awareness month, which is October, and promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome .

The Buddy Walk includes entertainment, prize give-aways, food and fun activities for the whole family. The Buddy Walk raised more than $65,000 in 2011 to provide support and services for local families. 93% of all money raised stays at the local level.  Nationally, more than 285,000 people participated in walks around the world and approximately 6,000 participated in the Tulsa Buddy Walk last year.

When & Where: 
Sunday, October 21, 2012 from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm at Union Public School's Central Park in Tulsa. (62nd & Mingo, Tulsa, 74133.) Central Park is located south of the Union 6/7 Grade Center.
***Please note: No early entry

Registration:
Registration is $10 per walker and all walkers with Down syndrome are admitted with no charge.   All registered walkers receive an eco tote and a 10th Anniversary Buddy Walk t-shirt.  Online registration closes at midnight on Tuesday, October 16.

To register online, click here.
View the 2012 Buddy Walk poster here.

Registration is encouraged, but not required to attend this event.  T-shirt (if available) will be for sale at walk, but only those who have pre-registered will be guaranteed a t-shirt and goodie bag.

Marketing Material:

All marketing material including but not limited to Postcard, poster and press releases, can be downloaded from the media tab above.

Media: 
Press Releases and articles regarding the Buddy Walk can be found at the media tab.

Important Dates:

Tuesday, October 16 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm – Kick-Off Party at Bounce U
Location: Bounce U at 91st & Memorial (8922 S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa 74133)
FREE event. Kids can jump while you pick up registration bags.
Pick up registration bags, turn-in incentive money and receive incentives prizes.

Tuesday, October 16 – VIB TENT INCENTIVE DEADLINE
To qualify a "VIB" tent, incentive money must be turned in by Tuesday, October 11th. You may turn in additional money up until the walk but no VIB Tent incentive will be awarded after 10/11/11.

Tuesday, October 16 – Final day for REGISTRATION.
After midnight on 10/16/12 registration will close.  T-shirts will be on sale day of walk but quantities will be limited.


Hope to see you tonight or on Sunday!!


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