Buddy Walk is held Rain or Shine!
NEW THIS YEAR! Off-site parking for convenient shuttle bus drop-off!
Parking is very limited at Sertoma Park. We are not allowed to park in The Butterfly House & Outdoor Campus parking lots. Side street parking is limited also.
Therefore, we are providing parking at Central Church (formally Central Baptist Church) and we will shuttle you to Sertoma Park!
FREE Shuttle Bus Service Times:
Starting at 9:30 am, buses will run every 15 minutes back and forth from Central Church Parking Lot to Sertoma Park/the Buddy Walk.
Last bus will run from Sertoma Park to Central Church Parking Lot at 2:00 pm.
Central Church (formerly Central Baptist Church) 3102 W. Ralph Rogers Road, Sioux Falls, SD 57108
Walk Day Schedule:
10:00 am -- Registration
If you have Pre-Registered for the walk, please go to the "Pre-Registration" table. If you have not pre-registered, please register at the "Register Today" table.
10:45 am -- Welcome and Thank Yous
11:15 am -- Walk
For those that want to walk, the one-mile walk begins and ends at Sertoma Park. Seating is available for those attending but not walking.
10:00 am to 1:00 pm -- Entertainment and Lunch
There will be musical entertainment, a raffle, children's activities, mascots, a photo booth and fun! Lunch will be served following the walk.
We will also have several special performances during lunch, which include many individuals with Down syndrome!
The Buddy Walk® was created by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) in 1995 to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month in October and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. The Buddy Walk has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to over 250 events across the country and around the world in 2016! Millions of dollars are raised nationwide each year to benefit local programs and services, as well as the national advocacy initiatives of NDSS that benefit all individuals with Down syndrome.
We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of our 2017 Buddy Walk Sponsors!
- The Auto Group
- Sioux Empire Automotive
- Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union
- Maguire Iron
- Sanford - Vermillion
- Wells Blue Bunny
- Dairy Queen - 26th St.
- First Premier Bank
- Northwestern Mutual
- Gabe Nelson Financial
- Dakota Style Foods
- American Legion Auxiliary Post #62
- Helms & Associates
- Webster Area School District Staff
- Sioux Falls Family Vision
- Orthotic & Prosthetics
- AaLadin Industries
- Drake Orthodontics
- SBS CyberSecurity, LLC
- Quality Motor
- Bounce Around Inflatables
- Pizza Ranch - Tea
- Grand Stay Hotel & Suites
- Best Western Ramkota Hotel
- Brick House Creations
- Oh My Cupcakes!
- FlyBoy Donuts
- Renner Corner Locker
- Sioux Falls Stampede
- Wild Water West
- West Mall 7
- Queen City Bakery
- Pizza Rev