VIRTUAL OPENING CEREMONIES take place on Saturday, 10/10, at 3:21 pm with Kristen Hampton as our emcee, special guests appearance, sponsor spotlights, raffles and MUCH MORE!
Teams will have 21 days (signifying the 3rd copy of the 21st chromosome), from 10/10 through 10/31, to celebrate and WALK THEIR OWN WAYS - in their neighborhood, community, local park, backyard cookout, ice cream socials, etc. Teams can share their celebrations live via their team portal and on social media using the #BUDDYWALKCHARLOTTE hashtag! Each registered team will get a Buddy Walk Box with items to help make their community celebration & walk EXTRA SPECIAL!
Also during the 21 days of Buddy Walk, we will have a SCAVENGER HUNT throughout our community! Teams will be given a list of items to find throughout their homes, their neighborhoods, and the Greater Charlotte area! This will be a fun, safe way to get out and explore our community and all it has to offer, as well as visit our sponsors. Stay tuned for details about the 21 Days of Buddy Walk Scavenger Hunt!
On Saturday, 10/31, starting at 3:21pm, we will celebrate with a BUDDY WALK CAR PARADE at Elevation Church’s Blakeney campus! Top teams and sponsors will be showcased on the big screen at this celebration! Teams (2-vehicle limit per team) can decorate their vehicles, wear their best costumes (It is Halloween!), enjoy a live DJ, see mascots and other costumed characters from the safety of their own vehicles! We will also host a “Trunk or Treat” option to celebrate Halloween – with goodies delivered directly to each car.
This year we want to have virtual Buddy Walk participants from ALL 50 STATES and even other countries! We’ll be tracking which states are represented and posting updates regularly. Let’s see who can get the most states and countries represented in a single team! There will be PRIZES for the winners!
A Virtual BUDDY WALK SWAG STORE (opening soon) will feature a variety of branded items so you can celebrate in style! Merchandise will include branded hats, face masks, pom poms, personalized buttons with your Buddy’s photo, and much more.
Teams with 15+ participants and/or raise $100 receive Buddy Walk T-shirts. We will have additional t-shirts for purchase in the swag store. We will not have any extra t-shirts at our 10/31 celebration so be sure to purchase them from the Swag Store.
Know someone who wants to support our event as a SPONSOR? Does your employer want to sponsor our event? Teams who secure sponsorships get credit for those sponsorship dollars! It’s an easy way to raise money for your team and it helps the DSA of Greater Charlotte continue to offer current programs and services while expanding its reach and impact to more people with Ds in our area!
Call Holly at 215-285-1281 for more details on sponsorship opportunities.
REMEMBER: You and your family never ever walk alone! Even from a distance we can make a difference in the lives of people with Down syndrome, their families and the communities in which they live!
JOIN US AND WALK YOU! LET'S CELEBRATE!
Start Your Team or Join a Team Today and start sharing the news!
Use the hashtag #BuddyWalkCharlotte now & invite others to join your team!
The 2020 Greater Charlotte Buddy Walk will be one to remember!