NEW THIS YEAR!
This year there is a fee to register for the walk. $25 for ages 13 and up and $15 for 2-12 yrs. This is a big change from our walks in the past but we are asking each person to register and to encourage others to register to help us grow! With registration each person will receive a Step Up for Down Syndrome logo t-shirt (with a design voted on by our very own members!), lunch, treats, and entertainment. We are asking that each person attending contribute in this way so that we can provide additional support and resources to our members. Your generosity will make a huge difference as we increase community awareness and provide educational opportunities that will shift the narrative. When you really break it down, $80 (for a family of 4) is the cost of a date night with babysitter - donate your date night to DSCNWA and help change the lives of the 300 families blessed by Down syndrome in Northwest Arkansas and the, approximately, 20 babies born with Down syndrome in our very own community each year.
This year the festivities, entertainment, food and silent auction will take place in the Arvest Ballpark parking lot. Tailgate party time! Teams, families and organizations are encouraged to bring pop-up tents, tables, chairs and to set up a "home base" and enjoy the entertainment and fun that surrounds. Stay tuned for fundraising incentives that could take care of set up for you.
Let's Grow Together
In order to increase programming, we need the 2019 walk to be a HUGE success. If we STEP UP and raise sufficient funds we have the opportunity to provide SO MUCH MORE!
- Educational events
- Age-specific gatherings
- Sibling gatherings
- Training for local hospitals/clinics regarding the appropriate way to deliver a diagnosis of Down syndrome while celebrating life
- IEP guidance
- Down syndrome parent and educator conference
Team Fundraising Incentives
All teams will have an image and team description on our website to share with family and friends.
$250: Teams that raise this amount will have their photo shared during the walk on the giant Arvest scoreboard.
$500: Teams that raise this amount will receive three preferred parking passes for closer access to the event. This level includes everything listed above.
$1000: Teams that raise this amount will be able to drop off a pop-up tent to the DSCNWA office and have it set up by staff on the day of the event. Tents need to be dropped off at DSCNWA office at t-shirt pick up day 9/28 between 9am-12pm. This level includes everything listed above.
$2500: Teams that raise this amount receive a Walk concierge to bring lunch to your entire team. Provide a positive and stress free day for you and your guests by eliminating the need to wait in line for lunch or worrying about disposing of trash. This level also includes everything listed above.
$5000: Teams that raise this amount receive two 6-foot tables, 16 chairs, and two pop up tents provided by DSCNWA. All will be ready when your team arrives. This level also includes everything listed above.
T-shirt Pick up Day
Pick up team t-shirts and medals (medals are $5, optional and need to be ordered by 9/5 during your registration process.)
When? Saturday 9/28 from 9am-noon
Where? DSCNWA Office
Center for Non Profits
1200 W Walnut St Suite 1407G, Rogers, AR 72758