We are so thrilled to announce we are back in person for Step Up!

Step Up for Down Syndrome is the Central Valley’s largest Down syndrome awareness event. Bringing together hundreds of families & friends from Merced to Tulare counties together to celebrate the abilities, value and all around awesomeness of our friends with Down syndrome.

Because we are so excited this year’s event, it is going to be one GIANT celebration! To accommodate everyone’s comfort levels we will be hosting the event in the parking lot of the rodeo grounds, leaving space for us to gather in-person, and parking spaces for folks to enjoy the festivities from a distance in their own cars.

It is a great opportunity for our newest families, who we haven’t had the chance to connect with due to the pandemic, to come and meet others in community who are further along the journey of raising a child with Down syndrome, make life long connections, and learn more about the resources and services available to them.

The day will feature music, dancing, face painting, activities, vendor booths, food for purchase, and a quarter mile awareness walk out the parking lot along Clovis Avenue and then back into the lot from 5th Avenue.  ***Parents who have small kiddos, or “Houdini” wannabe’s - please note we are walking along a very busy street for a bit, so plan accordingly! Team costumes & team spirit encouraged!

Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 10-12:30 pm at the Clovis Rodeo Grounds

$10 per person- registration includes entrance and special Step Up keepsake

Individuals with Down syndrome are FREE! 

Add an event t-shirt for just $10 more per person! Sizes 2T to adult XL.   Adult 2XL-4XL shirts are $13 each
Shirts must be ordered by October 1, 2022! A limited number of shirts will be available for purchase on the day of the event, only while supplies last.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

 

Sponsorship Opportunities Available!

Resource Table $30: Businesses & organizations are invited to have a resource table at Step Up for Down Syndrome. The event draws more than a thousand walkers & supporters and is a great time to share resources with families.

First Steps $121: Your organization or business can be featured on a 24×18 yard sign along the event walk path.

Bigs Steps $500: Your business or organization will be featured on a 24×18 yard sign, plus listed on our event website as a 2022 supporter.

Making Strides $1,500: Your business or organization will be featured on a 24×18 yard sign, plus listed on our event website & bi-monthly newsletter as a 2022 supporter. This level also adds your logo on the day-of Welcome banner at the Rodeo grounds, and logo on the official event t-shirt.

Pace Setter $3,000: Your business or organization will be featured on a 24×18 yard sign, plus listed on our event website & bi-monthly newsletter as a 2022 supporter. This level also adds your logo on the day-of Welcome banner at the Rodeo grounds, and logo on the official event t-shirt. Your sponsorship provides a printed copy of the Walk of Fame for the individuals featured. Sponsorship includes registration for 6 participants.

Going the Distance $5,000: Your business or organization will be featured on a 24×18 yard sign, plus listed on our event website & bi-monthly newsletter as a 2022 supporter. This level also adds your logo on the day-of Welcome banner at the Rodeo grounds, and logo on the official event t-shirt. Sponsorship includes registration for 10 participants.

Presenting Sponsor $8,000: Your business or organization will be featured on a 48 x 36 yard sign, plus listed on our event website & bi-monthly newsletter as a 2022 supporter. This level also adds company banner on stage and speaking opportunity at the event. Logo will be prominently featured on the official event t-shirt. Your donation will provide event shirts FREE to all participants with Down syndrome. Sponsorship includes VIP registration for 10 participants which includes a tent with tables & chairs.

We hope you will join us the day of the event to witness the joy and friendship your gift helps make possible–or create a Step Up team of your own to share in the fun!

 

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