CCDSIG 2019 Family Fun Day & Buddy Walk

Sun October 13, 2019 West Chester, PA US 19380 Directions
West Goshen Park
1023 Fernhill Road
West Chester, PA US 19380

CCDSIG Family Fun Day & Buddy Walk

This year our CCDSIG Family Fun Day & Buddy Walk will be October 13th, 2019 at West Goshen Community Park. (West Goshen Park: Intersection of Five Points Rd & Fern Hill Rd. West Chester, PA 19380). 

CCDSIG Fundraising: Each team that raises $250 by September 3RD will be on the event t-shirt. If you need help setting up your Team Fundraising page (all teams must have a page), please email

Food:  Food:  Bring Your Own Picnic/Tailgating food! We will have 2 food trucks that will be parked in front of the ARC. Feel free to bring your own picnic set up. (e.g., a 10x10 pop up tent, chairs, blanket, and lunch for your family and friends).  We will have free drinks and snacks that are collected from local corporate donors and pizza for registered attendees.

Carnival:  As always, we will have lots of carnival games, activities, crafts, face painting, and live entertainment.  We are looking into new and fun things to make this year even better.  Raffle tickets will be available at the Fun Day.

Raffles:  We are grateful for raffle items and raffle baskets. In order to help our volunteer committee stay organized before and during the event, we are asking for all raffle items and baskets be dropped off to committee chair. (email for drop off location). Deadline for drop off is September 15th.  We would be happy to make arrangements for pick up as well. Please call/email us to arrange drop off or pick up before September 15th.

Please help us create awareness and celebrate the UPSIDE of Down Syndrome!

Registration Details?
Register up until October 12 online for $15; on-site $20


  • 9:00am-10am- Check-in, T-shirt pickup, Registration
    • Join WCHE Radio Station Emcees
  • 10:00am-11:00am - Performance
    • 10am – Downingtown Dominators
    • Downingtown West Cheerleaders
  • 10:15am-10:30am - Fun Run Dash
  • 10:30am-10:45am – Warm-up
  • 10:45am-11am – Downingtown West Cheerleaders 
    • Special appearance by Philadelphia Soulman and Soulmates 
  • 11:00am - One-mile walk starts
  • 12pm - Lunch (Bring your own, food options at the walk)
  • 12:15pm - Raffle announcements
  • 12:30pm – 2pm 
    • 12pm-1pm - Meet the Phillie Phanatic!
    • Entertainment
      • 12:30pm-12:50: Makin’ Music
      • 12:50pm-1pm: Twirl
    • 1pm-1:15pm: Awards
    • 1:15pm-1:30pm: Recognition – sponsors, top fundraisers
    • 1:30pm-2pm: Raffles
  • 2:00pm- End of the Buddy Walk 

Activities: carnival games, obstacle course, exercise tent, photo booth, food, face painting, vendors, scratch off, crafts, sensory area  

Exercise Tent Schedule

  • 11:30am-12:00pm Heidi Williams (Dance/Zumba)
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm Sarah Beck (Yoga)
  • 12:30pm-1:00pm Noah Gregory (Dance/Zumba)
  • 1:00pm-1:30pm Denise Orsulak (Yoga)
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm - Jill Avans (Bodyweight/Core)

CCDSIG Family Fun Day & Buddy Walk registration will include a 2019 t-shirt, entrance into our Fun Day Carnival, and registration for our 21st annual Buddy Walk.

T-Shirt Pickup Information: 
Friday, October 11th 12:30pm-6:30pm
Modell's Sporting Goods on Main Street - 283 Main St, Exton, PA 19341

**** Please Note Important T-shirt Deadline Information **** The registration deadline to receive an event T-shirt is September 3rd.   You will not be guaranteed an event t-shirt if you register after the deadline.  

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Corporate Partnership and Sponsor Information

Dear Corporate & Community Relations Director, 

Welcome to the Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group’s (CCDSIG) 20th year of celebrating the Upside of Down Syndrome! Founded in 1998, CCDSIG is a nonprofit organization focused on the following mission:

  • Unite all of CCDSIG’s members, including those with Down syndrome and their families and friends
  • Provide outreach, information, networking opportunities and support to new families
  • Supply a means of social interaction for all members
  • Inform families of current research and topics of interest regarding Down syndrome
  • Develop community and educational programs to empower individuals with Down syndrome
  • Educate the community to increase awareness, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome

The Family Fun Day & Buddy Walk is our biggest event and fundraiser of the year with over 1000 attendees. This year's event will be held Sunday, October 13th at West Goshen Community Park (West Chester). 

This year, sponsors can support CCDSIG with a number of benefits:

  • Your company’s marketing material (brochures, cards, etc.) in swag bags.
  • Your company featured in an article and your company profile in CCDSIG newsletter, social media pages, and website.
  • Your company name or logo on the CCDSIG website and on our event pages (social media sites, Family Fun Day page, registration page).
  • Your company name or logo on individual signage prominently displayed.
  • Most importantly, the opportunity to be part of a wonderful community event focused on public awareness and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome.

Your sponsorship provides funding for CCDSIG’s local community outreach - education, training, scholarships and activity funding - and partner organizations including The ARC of Chester County, Special Olympics, Adaptive PE programs at West Chester University, and local Best Buddy programs.

Thank you for considering corporate sponsorship for the 2019 CCDSIG Family Fun Day & Buddy Walk. Be certain that your donation will make a huge difference for the Down syndrome community and the CCDSIG families.  If you have questions about becoming a sponsor please contact us at                       

Sincerest thanks,


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Vendor Tables

We welcome our community partners, organizations and businesses who provide services and goods to benefit the Down syndrome community to reserve a display table! The $35 fee includes a six-foot table and two chairs; you may set up your space with your own popup 10x10 tent, a tablecloth, and/or items and activities to engage with attendees. Set up will be 8am-9am; tear down can start at 1pm.

Keep in mind weather and wind conditions when preparing your tables. Paperweights are highly recommended. This is a rain or shine event. Refunds will not be possible.

Each vendor/community must provide 1 item/basket for raffle, minimum value of $25. Please send a description of item/basket to All raffle items must be received by September 13, 2019. Raffle items will be raffled off during the event or may be combined to create a silent auction basket. All proceeds from raffle sales will be donated to CCDSIG. 

Please park in the ARC parking lot at 900 Lawrence Drive.  We will have volunteers meet you to help you carry your things and guide you to your assigned table space.

For questions or to apply, email us at

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CCDSIG Family Fun Day & Buddy Walk Map

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