OLD Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk 2020

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Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk  |  Details & Registration


Registration Begins in July!

This year's Down Syndrome Connection of NWA annual walk, Step Up for Down Syndrome, will be held on Saturday, October 24th from 10:30am - 2pm at the Arvest Ballpark parking lot (the walk itself will begin at 1:15pm). The participants will gather for a fun, half mile walk around Arvest Ballpark in Springdale, AR. 

Each year all the families of the Down Syndrome Connection of Northwest Arkansas (DSCNWA) gather their family and friends, to take part in a wonderful awareness walk. This event is the main fundraiser for DSCNWA, and it enables us to continue to grow the programs and services that we offer to our local families.

To donate on behalf of a team and support the Down Syndrome Connection of NWA, please visit the "Our Teams" page within the Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk section and select the team you would like to donate to.  


When: October 24th 10:30-2pm
Where: Arvest Stadium Parking Lot
Cost: $25 (13+yrs) $15 (2-12yrs)
Why: Raise money to support the 250+ families blessed by Down syndrome in NWA and to have fun!!

How: Money raised makes new parent baskets, allows us to have an office and phone number, pays our program coordinator so that we can have 4 programs a month targeting skills and interests of specific age groups instead of 1 activity a month that often only applies to one age group. Lets us finally look at how we can do more---- we hope to have a DS conference here next year, we are working on a new parent magazine filled with resources and stories, medical checklists and about early intervention and funding- everything you need to know when you get a diagnosis, reaching out to better help medical professionals deliver a Down syndrome diagnosis, and would love to look at how we can help educators.


  • Silent Auction
  • Lunch
  • Hot Dogs, snow cones, cotton candy, popcorn
  • Entertainment
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Inflatables
  • Firetruck
  • Meet princesses and super heroes!
  • Learn about Down syndrome
  • DS and DSCNWA Merchandise


  • 9/30 team name on back of shirt
  • 9/14 purchase medal, raise $250 to get picture on Arvest scoreboard, receive t-shirt with registration
  • 10/17 Fundraising Team Incentives deadline & T-shirt pick up day-ends at noon
  • 10/21 Online registration closes (no guarantee for receiving a t-shirt after 9/14 but can still register online until this day)
  • 10/24 Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk (individuals can register at the event but will not receive a shirt)
  • 10/28-10/30 Silent Auction Pick Up

Our Fundraising Progress

We have raised $65,479.00 of our goal.
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