$32,242 Raised $35,000 Goal

The Buddy Walk was a smashing it.  See pictures on Facebook @panhandledsg or search for the Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild.  Thank you for your support!  

We ran out of shirts for some people that ordered one, and are placing another order to try to take care of them best we can.

Since we are placing another order, we are also opening back up online registration through October 9th to allow people to order a shirt that were unable to before the event.  We love you all and want your memories of the day to be nothing but great.  And we want everyone to wear one of the coolest looking Buddy Walk shirts ever.

Please join us for a family day of fun for all ages in Amarillo, TX. This is our 22nd party for people with Down syndrome, their families, and everyone who cares about them.  

The Buddy Walk® was developed by the National Down Syndrome Society and has become the premier advocacy event for Down syndrome in the world. It has grown from 17 walks in 1995 to more than 250 walks planned for 2022 worldwide. The Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild (PDSG) has been hosting the walk in Amarillo, Texas since 2002, and it is just as successful as cities with three times as many people. This is a testament to the wonderful heart of the people of the panhandle.

The PDSG Buddy Walk® is a 1/2 mile walk around Sam Houston Park that turns into Amarillo’s best festival of the year. This year, as always, registration starts at 9 AM and the Buddy Walk® begins at 10 AM after announcements. During the event, enjoy free food, foot tapping music, face painting, bouncers, slides, a silent auction, a bungee jumping machine, a petting zoo hosted by the Highland Park ISD FFA program, and much more. As a special treat, public service heroes will be onsite with their equipment for you to see or explore, including a fire department truck, bomb squad equipment, police cruiser, and ambulances. This year our theme is Wild Wild West and we will help you learn how to rope a calf, ride a bull, and the Denison's will be there with their famous J Bar D chuck wagon to share with you how to feed your posse while on the range! The party lasts until 1 PM. This is the most fun you can have in a park that is legal, and is perfect for all ages. Everyone is welcome.

If you care to support the PDSG and our mission to educate and advocate, have your family and friends sponsor you with donations. Those who raise money are eligible for t-shirts and other fabulous prizes!

The event will proceed rain or shine.

Registration Fees: Online registration has closed.  In person registration will be available at the walk on Saturday.

Adult Registration - $25 for people 16 and over, includes t-shirt 

Child Registration - $15 for people 15 and under, includes t-shirt

Individual with Down syndrome - free, includes t-shirt

Best Buddy Registration - $250 premium registration includes t-shirt and special donor gift

Registration without a t-shirt - free

22nd Annual
Panhandle DSG Buddy Walk®

September 30, 2023
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sam Houston Park


Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Starts at: 10:00 AM


Sam Houston Park
4101 Line Ave
Amarillo, TX 79106


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