Walk Day Information

5TH ANNUAL F.R.I.E.N.D.S. BUDDY WALK® AT LARGO CENTRAL PARK!

DATE: 10/16/21

EVENT TIME:   10AM-3PM

VENUE: Largo Central Park - 101 Central Park Dr, Largo, FL 33771

EARLY REGISTRATION = $10

REGISTRATION FEE = $20 AFTER OCTOBER 1ST

EVENT DAY REGISTRATION = $20 DAY OF THE EVENT

VENDOR REGISTRATION = $50 (INCLUDES 1 TABLE/2 CHAIRS)

NONPROFIT VENDORS = $0

*Children 12yrs and under and all special needs individuals are free.  

Registration includes admission to the event, a free Buddy Walk t-shirt, a ticket for a free lunch, provided by Glory Days of a pulled pork sandwich, chips, cookie, and soda), an Awareness wristband, and your FREE individual and team photos by the awesome Julie Hirsch Photography.

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BUDDY WALK EVENT SCHEDULE

8AM-9AM SETUP/VENDORS – Registration for Special Needs Resource Vendors, Craft Vendors, Artisan Food Vendors, and Specialty Vendors are being accepted for this year’s Buddy Walk. Log onto https://www.ds-stride.org/friendsbuddywalk/payment/exhibitor to register. A $50 Vendors fee will be required and comes with a table and two chairs. You will need to bring your own tent.  

10AM EVENT DAY REGISTRATION OPENS AT 10AM - $25 – Walkers bring your tents, tables, umbrellas, and chairs, it is going to be a beautiful day. Do not forget your sunscreen, masks, & cash for raffles & food

10AM-12PM - ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES! DON’T FORGET TO BRING CASH. You will need cash for the food truck, yummy treats from the FRIENDS Bake Sale, Buddy Walk merchandise and 50/50 and raffle tickets. The kids will enjoy the playground, and train-ride!  Meet your favorite Star Wars characters from The 501st Legion and the fun team from SunCoast GhostBusters! Mark Oliver’s Specially Fit will be our MC. Fun games, and maze, and face painting by Brad Ohmit.

10PM-12PM - LET THE GAMES BEGIN! Three legged races, Tug of War, an Egg toss, hula hoops and lots more!  Winners receive a baked item from the FRIENDS Bake Sale and bragging rights.

1:00PM - BUDDY WALK “ALL  STAR” TEAM AWARDS – Top Five and the Largest Team will receive a FRIENDS Appreciation Plaque, a tent to use during the event, a Buddy Butler, and a personalized cooler full of goodies! 

Team competitions – Winning teams from Family Games will get a goodie from the bake sale.

When a team raises $250 they receive one (1) raffle ticket to enter Disney Raffle. 

Teams that raise $1,000 they receive one (1) raffle ticket for iPad.

Teams that raise $2,500 they receive one (1) raffle for Team Banner.

Teams that raise $3,500 they receive one (1) raffle ticket for 50” Screen TV.

Teams that raise all 4 then they get 4 raffle tickets.

Top 5 Teams get a goodie bag of Buddy Walk sale items in a tote bag.

1:30PM - BUDDY WALK MEDAL AWARDS - We celebrate and honor our loved ones and friends with this event. All Special Needs individuals are invited to come up and receive a Buddy Walk medal.

2:00PM - ADVOCACY WALK - Ericka Iglesias sings the National Anthem as the UT Cheerleaders rally for us! The Top Five Teams, the Largest Team will receive cow bells and lead off the Advocacy walk.  LET’S MAKE SOME NOISE!!! SHOW YOUR DOWN SYNDROME PRIDE TAMPA BAY! 

2:30PM - TEAM PHOTOS - Julie Hirsch Photography will take your Free Team photos and Eric Bunch with NTP 2 Video will be putting together our 2021 Buddy Walk Video, so SMILE!  

3:00 PM - RAFFLE TICKETS - Did you get your Raffle tickets? You don’t need to be present to win.  Don’t forget to get a delicious treat from the F.S.C. Bake Sale Tent?

RAFFLES

4 Disney Park Hopper Tickets a $400 value

Bon Appetit Restaurant Dinner Certificate

Aquarium 4 Admission Passes $132 value

4 Rivers BBQ Dinner for four $70 Value

2 Dali Admission Tickets

$50 Wright’s Deli

MOSI - Family 5 - 1 Year Membership 

Top Golf $50 Gift Card

Crayola Experience 2 Admission tickets

Wonderworks – 2 All Access Tickets

Clearwater Marine – 4 Admission Tickets

Tampa Bay Rays – 4 2022 Season Tickets

Bok Towers 4 Admission Tickets

Starlite Cruises – 4 Admission Tickets

Legoland – 4 Admission Tickets $399 value

Gold & Diamond Source 14k Gold Bracelet $295

 

4:00 PM - We will see you next year!! Thanks so much for coming and supporting our Special Needs community!!