Team Captain Packet

THANK YOU for creating a Buddy Walk team for the 2017 Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group Buddy Walk® and becoming a team captain! You will join the members and Board of Directors of the Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group (TCDSAG), as we team up to form what will hopefully be our BEST Buddy Walk ever!

This year’s Buddy Walk will be held on Saturday, October 7th, 2017 from 4p.m. to 9 p.m., at St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 S.E. Civic Center Place, Port St. Lucie, FL 34952

Enclosed you will find your team captain packet that is full of information to help you make the best of your participation in the walk. As we celebrate our 10th Annual Treasure Coast Buddy Walk, we are asking that you fundraise and help us reach our $45,000 goal which will allow TCDSAG to continue to provide the valuable sponsorships and programs offered to members and their families.

Your involvement in the Buddy Walk, either by walking with us or by donating, will help make a brighter tomorrow for all individuals with Down syndrome.

Please feel free to call us if you have any questions. Looking forward to seeing you at the Buddy Walk!

For any questions please feel free to call us or email:

info@tcdownsyndromeag.org

Sandra E. Coleman, 918-520-0354, Laurie Frost, 772-341-3063, Melissa Argraves, 561-951-5244, Lisa Lutz, 561-472-4981

www.tcdownsyndromeag.org.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

Mark Your Calendar!

Monday, September 12 — Deadline for a guaranteed t-shirt with registration

Monday, September 12 — Deadline for submitting a walkway photo**

Monday, October 3 — T-shirt pickup at TBD
(Teams can submit donations at this time.)

Tuesday, October 4 — T-shirt pickup at TBD
(Teams can submit donations at this time.)

Wednesday, October 5 — T-shirt pickup at TBD
(Teams can submit donations at this time.)

Tuesday, October 4 — Deadline for teams to submit money to qualify for fundraising prizes and deadline for team registrations to qualify for “Most Walkers” prize.

NOTE: Online donations/registrations count up to 11:59 p.m. on October 4, 2017.

Saturday, October 7th — 10th Annual Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group Buddy Walk – 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.


**To submit a photo, please mail an 8×10 photo to:

TCDSAG
4755 SE Dixie Hwy. # 456
Port Salerno, FL. 34992-0456
or you can email high quality JPG to:
info@tcdownsyndromeag.org

Welcome to the Wonderful World of the Buddy Walk!

Each year, members of the Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group (TCDSAG) gather up their family and friends to take part in this wonderful Walk to raise awareness about Down syndrome. This is the main fundraiser that TCDSAG has each year and it helps us continue to grow the programs and services that we provide to our families. We hope that everyone can help us reach our goal of $45,000 by raising donations for their team.

Signing up a team is easy…

You can access the Buddy Walk website through the TCDSAG website at www.tcdownsyndromeag.org  and click on the Buddy Walk at the top right, then go to bottom of page and click the Registration button.  There will be a Team Captain Tab that will guide you in creating your team.  Or here is a direct link to the Captain’s page: http://www.ds-stride.org/treasurecoastbuddywalk/Team-Captain

Once you have created your team, you will have your own TEAM PAGE. You can edit this page to add a personal note as to why you are walking, and you can upload your favorite picture. This page can be emailed to your family and friends inviting them to join your team, and it is easy to share on Facebook and Twitter!

THANK YOU for helping us carry out the TCDSAG mission…to enhance the lives of

individuals with Down syndrome and their families by providing them with support and

resources and by raising public awareness about Down syndrome.

2017 Buddy Walk Team Fundraising Prizes:

  • $500 – $999 $50 Visa Gift Card and goody bag
  • $1,000-$1,499 $75 Visa Gift Card and goody bag
  • $1,500-$2,999 $100 Visa Gift Card and goody bag
  • $3,000-$4,999 $200 Visa Gift Card and goody bag
  • $5,000 + $350 Visa Gift Card and goody bag

 

  • Team With “Most Walkers” – one reserved parking space AND their team leads the 2017 Buddy Walk.
  • Top Fundraising Team – one reserved parking space AND a reserved seating area for lunch at the 2017 Buddy Walk.

NOTE: Online donations/registrations count up to 11:59 p.m. on October 4, 2017.

Buddy Walk Fundraising Tips!

HOW TO RAISE $500 IN A WEEK:

Day Outreach Amount
1 Sponsor yourself for $25 $25
2 Ask three family members for $25 $75
3 Ask five friends to donate $15 $75
4 Ask five co-workers to sponsor you for $10 $50
5 E-mail 15 contacts and ask for a $10 donation $150
6 Ask your company for a $75 contribution $75
7 Ask two businesses you frequent for $25 $50
Total: $500

Total:       $500

MORE IDEAS!

  • Use incentive prizes to reward participants for their fundraising efforts. For example, if you raise $50 you will earn a baseball hat, if you raise $100 you will earn a tote bag, etc. Set a deadline so that your Walkers are motivated to raise money at a quicker pace (leverage the competitive spirit of your Walkers).
  • Sell raffle tickets and hold a drawing (or drawings) for items that were donated by local organizations.
  • Work with local restaurants and stores to have a day or night where a portion of the proceeds will go to your team to raise money for your Buddy Walk. “Dining for Down syndrome” is becoming popular across the country!
  • Make and sell Buddy Walk ribbons (in the blue and yellow Buddy Walk colors) and sell them for $.50 or $1.00 to increase awareness of your Buddy Walk.
  • Get your child’s school or your workplace involved! Example: For a donation, a student/teacher or co-worker could dress in jeans or other casual clothes for a day. If students/teachers or co-workers already have a casual dress policy, invite them to wear a hat, shorts or other attire that is normally not allowed. This activity also helps to remind the school/workplace that October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month.
  • Community activities: a car wash, dog wash, garage sale, bake sale, etc…
  • Host a party (i.e. Scentsy, Thirty-One Gifts, etc…) and ask about them donating a portion of proceeds.
  • Don’t forget to ask your workplace about Matching Gift Programs!
  • Facebook and Twitter is a great way to get your message out to family and friends.

 

Sample Letter to send to Family and Friends………

 

10th Annual Buddy Walk Since 2007
TREASURE COAST DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS GROUP Buddy Walk

 

 

 

6/7/2017

Dear NAME,

The Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group is planning its 9th annual Buddy Walk, scheduled for October 7th at Pt. St. Lucie Civic Center, 9221 SE Civic Center Pl, Port St. Lucie FL, 34952 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Please walk with our team, TEAM NAME, as we join the Treasure Coast Down Syndrome Awareness Group (TCDSAG) in raising awareness about Down syndrome. Enjoy the one-mile walk and the festivities immediately following – food, drinks, games, music, dancing, face painting, basket drawings, cheerleaders, clowns, games, a petting zoo and much more!

Register to walk with TEAM NAME on the TCDSAG website at www.tcdownsyndromeag.org. The registration fee is $25 per person or $75 for a group of 4.  Additional group members is $20 on the team.  Be sure to register by September 12th to receive a guaranteed free Buddy Walk t-shirt and dinner!  If you are unable to join us at the walk, please consider supporting TEAM NAME by making a donation online or by mailing a check to me made payable to TCDSAG. Any donation, big or small, really will make a difference.

We hope to see you at the Buddy Walk!

TEAM CAPTAIN NAME
Team Captain of TEAM NAME
Contact Information

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Join us October 7th 2017 for our Buddy Walk

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