Buddy Walk® Arizona - 2016
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BUDDY WALK® ARIZONA
A Fundraising Walk benefitting Down Syndrome Network of Arizona
Part of the ASU Homecoming Parade in downtown Tempe
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016
Please allow yourself plenty of time to park, register/check-in, and meet new friends.
The Top Buddy Walk Fundraiser will lead the walk/parade and will be featured in DSNetwork's 2018 Calendar. (The top walker will be determined by their total donations listed their team page at 12:01am on Friday, Oct. 21st and will be announced on the 21st.)
2:00 pm Registration | 2:30 pm Staging of the Parade
3:00 pm Buddy Walk®/ASU Homecoming Parade
Buddy Walk® registration/check-in starts at the DSNetwork tent, located on University Drive, just west of McAllister Avenue and just east of the ASU pedestrian bridge.
NOTE: If your team has raised at least $500, go to the VIP check-in to get your team's shirts, your fundraising prize, and a fun goodie bag for the Team Captain.
Want to ride on the float? Come a little early!
You may want to bring a wagon or stroller for your little ones! There's a lot of walking from the parking lot to the tent, the fun activities in the Block Party and the Walk!
A delicious lunch by Chili’s Grill & Bar will be ready and waiting for you after the Walk in the DSNetwork tents!
3:30 pm Homecoming Block Party Begins. In addition to enjoying a great lunch from Chili’s, there will be activities for the whole family including games, music and dancing, and a kids zone.
7:00 pm Homecoming football game. Washington Huskies @ ASU Stadium
Parking: Free parking in the lots marked in black on the map. CLICK HERE for a parking map. DSNetwork's tent is marked with the DSNetwork Heart/star. Consider utilizing the Park and Ride available with the Light Rail and get off at the University Drive & Rural Rd. - the kids will love the train.
DSNetwork is proud to present SEAN from the Emmy Award Winning Reality TV Show "Born this Way" as the 2016 Grand Marshall of the 2016 Buddy Walk joining the Team of Walkers in the ASU Homecoming Parade.
A Special Meet & Greet with Sean will be on Friday, Oct. 21 with Sean from "Born this Way".
STILL NEED TO REGISTER TO WALK IN THE BUDDY WALK ON OCTOBER 22nd?
It's Easy as 1 - 2 - 3!
1. Sign Up for the Buddy Walk® on October 22nd
Click on the Register button above to register online. Start a team, join a team or register as an individual walker. If you are unable to be in Tempe for the Buddy Walk® on October 22 or live out-of-state, you can register as a virtual walker and form or join a team.
While there is no fundraising requirement to form a team, every Buddy Walk walker is encouraged to raise at least $100 in support of Down Syndrome Network (DSNetwork) programs that educate, support, and advocate for individuals with Down syndrome and their families.
2. Create Your Online Fundraising Page
After you register, customize your fundraising page by editing text and uploading pictures in your Fundraising Portal. You can make changes as many times as you’d like.
SET A FUNDRAISING GOAL!
All walkers receive a commemorative Buddy Walk® Arizona t-shirt to wear in the parade.
Below are the prizes for the teams that raise money!
$100+ - DSNetwork Calendar
$250-$499 - 2 Movie Tickets & Calendar
$500-$999 - $25 Walmart Gift Card & Calendar
$1,000-$1,999 - $75 Amazon Gift Card & Calendar
$2,000-$4,999 - Calendar & Choice of: Fitbit HD or Amazon Tap Portable Speaker
$5,000+ - Calendar & Choice of: iPad Mini or Beats Wireless Headphones
Limit one prize per team. Prizes are not cumulative and are subject to change without notice.
3. Spread the Word
Once your fundraising page has been set up, you can send emails to your friends and family through your Fundraising Portal. The emails will provide a direct link to your personal page where your friends and family can make a donation on your behalf. We've even written some sample emails to help get you started!
If you are unable to be in Tempe for the Buddy Walk® on October 22, you can register as a virtual walker. Click here and join us in spirit. Or, you can simply make a charitable donation to help support the DSyNetwork by clicking on the Donate To This Event button.
For additional assistance, please email info@DSNetworkAZ.org or call 480-759-9150.