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21 Down Friends & Family Buddy Walk

Sat May 2, 2020 Atlantic City, NJ 08401 US Directions

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Steel Pier - World Famous Boardwalk in Atlantic City
1000 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ US 08401


The annual 21 Down Friends and Family Buddy Walk on Saturday, May 2nd will be held on the world-famous boardwalk in Atlantic City, just steps from casino resorts and New Jersey’s beautiful miles of beach, at the Atlantic City Steel Pier.  Our Buddy Walk location is shore to excite you, located at 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ.  Registration and pre-walk activities will begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Steel Pier’s Ocean Reef Oasis with our ceremony kick-off at 2:15 p.m., followed by our one-mile walk at approximately 2:30 p.m.  The walk will commence in front of the Steel Pier on the boardwalk starting at Pennsylvania Ave., heading down the boards towards our turn around point at New Hampshire Ave., and return to the Steel Pier.  Festivities will continue after the walk from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00p.m. for our thrill seekers that register for the “Walk/Amusement Ride” combo.  “Walk/Amusement Ride” registrants can enjoy the rides and attractions during the specified time over and over again.  (*Please note “The Wheel” is not included in the ticket price but it is a must do for anyone interested…. It will take you to new heights!)

Festivities for Registered attendees include one mile walk, event t-shirt (if registered by 4/15/20), amusement rides (if purchased), face painting, games, dancing, "character" guests, water beverage, and more.

Race Day Registration is available, however, no guarantee of event t-shirt.  No guarantee of event t-shirt for registrations after 4/15/2020.  Team registrations available.

Fun will be had, rain or shine!

21 Down is a Down syndrome Awareness Group servicing Atlantic and Cape May Counties.  As our main fundraiser of the year, the Buddy Walk provides a large percentage of the needed resources for 21 Down to fulfill its mission. Every day we make meaningful strides to foster inclusion and to celebrate the lives of individuals with Down syndrome.  There is no better place to show your support than at the Steel Pier at our annual 21 Down Friends and Family Buddy Walk.

Funds raised from past Buddy Walks have been used to fund a number of 21 Down programs, including assistance to new parents with welcome packs; educational seminars at quarterly dinner events with featured speakers; social events including Wildwood Beach Day, Bowling Bonanza, Family Fun Fitness Day, Storybook Land, “Rock Your Socks” World Down Syndrome Day Celebration, and several Dance Parties – Boo Spectacular, Jingle Jam with Santa, and Valentine Social; networking opportunities for moms and dads; and education materials and resources to the community.  In addition, we provide many members with educational and recreational Grants and make donations to programs that support and advocate on the National and Local level of our adored members: National Down Syndrome Society, Challenger Sports, Special Olympics, ARC, Field of Dreams, and Hoops for ALL.

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