Thank you for your interest in sponsorship for the ChapTer 21 Buddy Walk Festival & 5K.  

The second annual ChapTer 21 Buddy Walk®, Festival and 5K will be held on October 7, 2017. The event will be held at Riverside Park located next to Riverside Elementary on the corner of Riverside Drive and Golden Avenue in Battle Creek, MI. The start time for the 5K and Buddy Walk® will be at 10:00 AM. Costume judging will be at 9:30 A.M. with the National Anthem at 9:50 A.M. The Festival will begin immediately after the first finishers return from the walk or run.   


The 2017 ChapTer 21 Buddy Walk®, Festival and 5K is intended to be the major, annual fundraising event for ChapTer 21, LLC. 93% of all money raised will stay within the nonprofit organization and will go towards various activities and programs for our local Down syndrome community located in Calhoun, Kalamazoo, and surrounding counties. 7% of monies raised will go to the National Down Syndrome Society to help support its National Policy Center, which advocates for federal, state, and local policies that positively impact people with Down syndrome and other disabilities across the country.