Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans

When: Saturday,

October 29, 2016



Walk: 11:00am

Where: Zephyrs Field
6100 Airline Highway, Metairie, LA

The Buddy Walk is a family fun event and fundraiser designed to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome. Join us for a jambalaya cook-off, live music, dozens of games, crafts, snacks, and so much more.

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater New Orleans Presents: Buddy Walk 2016!
The mission of DSAGNO is to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome and other developmental disabilities and build public awareness and acceptance of their abilities.
Welcome to Buddy Walk 2016!

Let Registration Begin!

Registration for the 2016 Buddy Walk is $15.00 and will include a 2016 Buddy Walk t-shirt!

(T-shirts are not guaranteed after October 1 registration - Extra shirts will be ordered but we cannot guarantee the correct shirt size)  

T-shirts after the October 1st registration date will be on a first come-first served basis. 

It's still free for those with Down syndrome

and children two years of age and under.  


Midnight, October 26 - Fundraising contest 

Silent Auction

Silent Auction is a great way to boost your team's fundraising efforts.  Each Buddy Walk team is asked to make a basket that will be auctioned the day of the event.  

Some cool ideas: A Day at the Spa (massage/mani/pedi)

Parents Night Out (Dinner for two and tickets to a concert or live theater)

Night at the Movies

Seven Days Without Dishes (Dinner for two at seven different restaurants)

A Weekend Staycation - (Hotel stay - three days/two nights)

Wine and Cheese basket

Tickets to different sporting events such as Saints, Pelicans, Zephyrs, LSU games

These are just a few suggestions.  You can be creative!  Need more information?  Contact Kate Kenny at 386.589.2262 or email at

Volunteer Corner

Volunteer News and Updates

We will need many volunteers to have a successful walk.  If you are not on a team or do not plan on participating in the walk, please consider volunteering your time.  We will need people to help set up, onsite registration, food booths, games, contests, clean up, parking lot assistance, vendor assistance and much, much more.  If interested, contact us at 504-259-6201. 

Students needing service hours and corporate group volunteers welcome!

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Help Us Reach Our Goal


58 Teams

1067 Walkers
What is Buddy Walk?

The program was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome The event has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to another record breaking year in 2014 with more than 315,000 participants raising nearly $13 million dollars in more than 250 events across the country and around the world.  For more information go to 

Registration Tips:

- If you want to register more than one person per payment, make sure to click  'Register Another' instead of 'Registration complete'!

-If you add a donation amount, it gets ADDED to your registration amount.

-If you are paying by check, your check must reach us before the walk to count for your team's fundraising!

-If you are signing up as a team captain you MUST click the box to create a fundraising page, this will serve as your teams fundraising page

-You DO NOT have to have a PayPal account to pay may pay as a guest on the PayPal site.

Team Captains' Tool Box

Attention Team Captains!

Here are the tools that you need to help you reach your goals.

Buddy Walk Rules

Team Incentives

Benefits of Sponsorship

Request for Donations Letter

If you have any questions or need assistance, email or call 504-259-6201.

DSAGNO Buddy Level - $250.00
DSAGNO Friend Level - $500.00
DSAGNO Patron Level - $1,000.00
Esteemed Sponsor Level - $2500.00
2016 Buddy Walk Sponsors - Platinum Summit Level - $5,000.00
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