Location: Sam Houston Park ((Wesern & Line) 4101 Line Ave Amarillo, Texas 79106 United States
Group Name: Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild
Contact Person: Jeff Medford
Please join us for a family day of fun for all ages in Amarillo, TX. This is our 18th party for people with Down syndrome, their families, and every one that cares about them. The Buddy Walk this year is presented by Junk Monkey, Cargill, Roasters Coffee & Tea, Quail Creek ENT, Attorney Dean Boyd, United Supermarkets, TKLB Farm & Ranch, and Amarillo Children’s Clinic. Our media sponsor is KFDA NewsChannel 10.
Online registration with guaranteed shirt size will close on Friday, September 20 at 9:00 PM to prepare for the event; however, you can still register at the Walk. It is free to attend, but donations are encouraged and prizes awarded for funds raised. Donations will be accepted online through the weekend. The event will proceed rain or shine.
The PDSG Buddy Walk is a 1/2 mile walk around Sam Houston Park that turns into Amarillo’s best festival of the year. This year, as always, registration starts at 9 AM and the Buddy Walk begins at 10 AM after announcements. During the event, enjoy free food provided by Cargil and United Supermarkets and other fine panhandle companies, as well as foot tapping music. We will have face painting, bouncers, slides, a silent auction, a bungee jumping machine, a petting zoo hosted by the Highland Park ISD FFA program, and much more. As a special treat, public service heroes will be onsite with their equipment for you to see or explore, including a fire department truck, bomb squad equipment, police cruiser, and ambulances. The party lasts until 1 PM. This is the most fun you can have in a park that is legal, and is perfect for all ages. Everyone is welcome.
If you care to support the PDSG and our mission to educate and advocate, have your family and friends sponsor you with donations. Those who raise money are eligible for T-shirts and other fabulous prizes!
We share 20% of our proceeds with the NDSS, the largest private funder of research on DS, and one of the loudest advocates for our members.