New Directions Down Syndrome Association
Download Buddy Walk Pre-Registration Form

Saturday, September 15, 2018

10 am - 1 pm
Sertoma Park, Sioux Falls


It's Buddy Walk time and we are so excited for the event this Saturday, September 15th in Sertoma Park !




9:30 am — Shuttle Buses Begin Running from Central Church Parking Lot to Sertoma Park

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 and we will shuttle you to Sertoma Park.  We will run buses back and forth every 15 minutes or so!


10:00 am - Entertainment & Activities Begin/On-Site Registration


If you have Pre-Registered via mail or online, please go to the “Pre-Registration Pick-Up” tables.  If you have not pre-registered, please register at the “Register Here Today” tables.


There will be musical entertainment, a raffle, children's activities, mascots, a photo booth and fun!


10:45 am – Welcome, Thank Yous, and a Performance by the Sparklers from Dakota Spirit


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.


Following Walk — Lunch and More Entertainment


Lunch will be served following the walk.  We will also have several special performances during lunch, which include many individuals with Down syndrome!


1:00 Event Concludes


2:00 Last Shuttle Buses run from Sertoma Park to Central Church Parking Lot


Questions?  Contact Laura McNaughton, Buddy Walk Director, at


Looking forward to Buddy Walk 2018!!


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.

"The Buddy Walk® is always amazing… otherwise we wouldn't travel from Minnesota every year to attend! What we love the most is the friendly atmosphere, not only from the staff and sponsors, but the families especially; everyone is always relaxed and positive, and always willing to listen and lend a hand, if needed. We will continue supporting the New Directions' Buddy Walk® and its message!" "


We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all of our 2018 Buddy Walk Sponsors!

Great Buddies

    Midwest Railcar Repair

    Nelson and Nelson, CPAs

    Sioux Empire Automotive

    Horner Barrow Orthodonics

    Thrivent Financial - Mark Schlueter

    Sanford - Vermillion

    Three Arrows Photography

    JJ's Wine, Spirits & Cigars

Good Buddies
    • American Legion Auxiliary Post #62

    • Alliance Communications
    • Sioux Falls Family Vision
    • Orthotic and Prosthetic Specialties
    • AaLadin Industries
    • Gabe Nelson Financial
    • Laura Davis Keppen Family Fund of the SF Area Community Foundation
    • Stoneybrook, Inc.
    • American State Bank
    • Howalt+McDowell Insurance, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Co.
    • Renner Corner Locker
    • Brick House Creations
    • Sioux Falls Sports (Canaries)
    • Oh My Cupcakes!
    • Scheels
    • Pizza Rev
    • Weight On Me
    • Papa Murphy's
    • Walmart East
    • Sky Zone
    • Pampered Chef - In Memory of Carol Vandonslear
    • CHS/Eastern Farmer's - Worthing
    • Dakota Style Foods, Inc.
    • Signing Time
    • Kari Shields
    • Split Rock Furniture
    • Divine Treasures Boutique
    • Ananda Boutique
    • Paisley Pod
    • Frisbee
    • Target
    • Air Madness
    • Holiday Inn - Brandon
    • Eastway Bowl
    • Grand Falls Casino
    • Washington Pavilion
    • Child's Play
    • Denny Sanford Premier Center
    • Slim Chicken
    • Cherry Berry
    • Juice Stop
    • Minnesota Twins
    • Minnesota Vikings
    • Brandon Spirits
    • Hebron Brick
    • Emily Fink
    • Lemonheads
    • Stride Rite
    • Jamie Zen
    • Teri Van Roekel
    • Caseys
    • Walmart - W. 60th
    • Mary Kay - Angie Peters
    • White Shed Creations - Tamara Van Roekel
    • Judy Fischer
    • Sticks and Steel
    • Dimock Dairy
    • Eileen's Colossal Cookies
    • Plexus - Rhonda Ims
    • Best Western Ramkota Hotel

Pre-Registration is open until August 15

Pre-Registration Form

Registration Cost

before August 15
Day of walk
Adults ages 18 & up $10 $13
Children ages 3 - 17 $5 $8
Children 2 and under Free Free
Individuals with Down syndrome Free Free

Please fill out the following for each person attending

Add more Walkers +

T-shirt Design!

(T-Shirt will be white)

Pre-Register by August 15 and Receive one FREE T-shirt!

(one per household address)

Please Note: Pre-Registration -Before Aug. 18th: $20.00 Registration- AFTER Aug. 18th: $25.00

Please Note: Additional t-shirt cost : $12.00

Additional T-shirts are Available for $12 each  Add More +

Total Number of Paid Shirts 0 x $12 each = 0

Youth size are $14 each  Add More +

Total Number of Youth Long Sleeved T-Shirt 0 x $14 each = 0

Adult size are $18 each  Add More +

Total Number of Adult Long Sleeved T-Shirt 0 x $18 each = 0

(Please mention the amount in "Additional Donation" field)


Waiver. In consideration of me and/or my minor child being permitted to participate in the Buddy Walk, I hereby for myself, for my heirs and personal representatives - assume any and all risks which might be associated with the event. I further waive, release discharge, and covenant not to sue the National Down Syndrome Society or NDDSA, its officers, employees, sponsors, organizers, volunteers, or other representatives or their successors and assign for any and all injuries or damages of any kind whatsoever suffered by myself and/or my minor child as a result of taking part in the events and any related activities. I also authorize the use by NDSS or the NDDSA of any photos, film or videotape taken of me or my minor child at the event for any purpose.REGISTRATION NOT VALID UNLESS AGREED.