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Welcome to the Down Syndrome
Association of Houston's

2016 Houston Buddy Walk

 Saturday, November 12, 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Buddy Bash 10 a.m. ~ The Walk  12:30 p.m. 

Sam Houston Race Park



Thank you SILVER sponsors


Please join us at the 2016 Houston Buddy Walk!

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Registration for the 2016 Houston Buddy Walk is OPEN!


Thank you for joining us as we celebrate the abilities of individuals with Down syndrome in the Houston and surrounding areas! Each year, our families and friends get together to take part in a 1 mile awareness walk that will take place on Saturday, November 12 at the Sam Houston Race Park starting at 10am.

Our supporters will have the opportunity to visit vendors, participate in carnival games, enjoy live entertainment and then walk the insidie horse track to celebrate all of our loved ones with DS!

Our loved one with DS, the team captain and teams that reach certain fundraising levels will receive complimentary shirts!

To start a team, register or DONATE, please click on register on the top and follow the prompts!

Buddy Walk has three primary goals:
1- To promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome
2- To locally raise funds for DSAH and nationally for education, research and advocacy program
3- To enhance the position of the Down syndrome community, enabling us to positively influence local and national policy and practice. 

THANK YOU for taking the time to support this worthy cause by walking with us or donating to your favorite team!

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Buddy Walk 2015

How your donations help DSAH


Every penny raised through the Houston Buddy Walk, helps The Down Syndrome Association of Houston provide programs and services to the Down syndrome community in the Houston and surrounding areas. Some of our programs include New Parent Support, Social Events for teens and adults, Education for Life Program, Conferences, Outreach Services, Community Groups, Adoption Awareness Program, DSAH Today, Camp For All, New Baby Baskets and much, much more!

Learn more about DSAH by viewing our annual report.

annual report 2014

Using social media to help you Fundraise!


Tips on Using Social Media for Buddy Walk® Fundraising

DSAH Facebook fan page: Down Syndrome Association of Houston 
Buddy Walk FB Fan page:Houston Buddy Walk

*“Like” Houston Buddy Walk/Run and the Down Syndrome Association of Houston on Facebook

*Follow  DSAH on Twitter and Instagram 

*Repost/retweet @DSAHouston page posts and tweets to generate excitement 

*Create a Facebook group for your team, where you can post important registration and donation information, as well as day-of information for all of your friends

Use statuses and tweets to:

  • Provide a link directly to your team page
  • Provide a link to the BW video from 2015
  • State your purpose and request clearly
  • Create buzz and excitement
  • Post updates regularly about goals you are setting and reaching as a team
  • Post pictures of last year, your buddy, preparation for day-of, etc.
  • Ask for a specific amount on a specific day
    • “Help us reach $1,500 by the end of the day.  Only $250 to go”


2016 Buddy Walk T-Shirt Colors

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Event Goal for 2016



133 Teams

927 Walkers

Team Captain Package Documents

THANK YOU for signing up your team for the 2016 Houston Buddy Walk® and becoming a Team Captain!  
Below you will find a breakdown of your Team Captain Package
Individual documents:

Some of our documents are available in an editable format at

If you have difficulties with any of the forms, please feel free to e-mail us at and we will send them via electronically.

Important Dates

Dates to Remember for the 2016 Buddy Walk 

Important Deadlines:
Royal Family and BW Team T-shirt Design submission deadline
10/07/2016- Last day to place your poster orders
10/07/2016 -
Deadline for Sponsors to get Logo or Name added to back of T-shirts
10/3 - 31/2016- Voting period for Royal Family and Team shirt Design. Voting ends @12:00pm on 10/31.
Last day to purchase a BW shirt online. (More shirts will be available for sale at the event)
Last day to turn in your child's BIO for the Imagine the PossAbilities area.
10/21/2016 - Last day for Vendor Booths.
10/21/2016 – Last day for Buddy of the Year Nominations
– Royal Family winners announced  

Purchased T-shirt Pick up Dates are 11/2/2016 to 11/9/2016

11/9/2016 – Deadline to bring raffle baskets to the DSRC for the Raffle Basket Area. You may bring your basket also to the Buddy Walk on the day of the event.
11/7/2016 - Deadline to WIN Top 10 Fundraising Teams based on online donations at 5:00pm!
11/12/2016 – 16th Annual Houston Buddy Walk 10am-2pm at Sam Houston Race Park   

2016 Buddy Walk Shirt Colors


The colors for this year's Buddy Walk are:

Down Syndrome - Aqua

Walkers - Black

Volunteers - white

Thank you BRONZE sponsors for your support!