$4,163 Raised $60,000 Goal

Step Up for Down Syndrome is the Central Valley’s largest Down syndrome awareness event. Bringing together hundreds of families & friends from Merced to Tulare counties together to celebrate the abilities, value and all around awesomeness of our friends with Down syndrome. It is a great opportunity for our families & friends to come meet others from the Ds community, make life long connections, and learn more about the resources and services available. 

Taking place in the heart of Central California at the Clovis Rodeo, this family-friendly event is packed with fun activities! 

  • 1 mile awareness walk
  • Face painting
  • Trackless train rides by All Aboard Trains 
  • Sensory zone
  • Exhibitor area featuring many businesses owned by individuals with Down syndrome! 
  • Delicious food available for purchase
  • Raffle with some AMAZING prizes

and best of all, the DSACC Walk of Fame featuring posters of our superstars with Down syndrome!

Did you know Step Up for Ds is DSACC's largest fundraising event of the year and accounts for almost 35% of our annual budget?  That is why this peer-to-peer fundraising opportunity is crucial - it amplifies DSACC's reach and impact. When you engage your network to raise funds, not only are you increasing financial support but also spreading awareness about Down syndrome.

This grassroots approach helps us connect with more people, fostering a broader and more inclusive community. The funds raised directly support essential programs and services, like PRINT21, Buddies Bodies & Boundaries, Creating A Plan, Sib Shops, Tiny Tots, and our many monthly support groups; enabling us to enhance the quality of life for individuals with Down syndrome and their families. Your efforts ensure that we can continue our mission and make a lasting difference.

To thank you for your support we have some great prizes for you to win!

  • The first 25 people to register will win a special DSACC "Leave your mark on the world" tote bag printed by our amazing printers at PRINT21
  • First 25 people to raise $250 dollars will receive a special, one-of-a-kind t-shirt that was designed and printed by the talented printers at PRINT21
  • Team Captains from the top 10 "Largest teams" and "Largest Fundraisers" will be entered to win a $250 Visa gift card! (This will be based on team totals at the end of the day on October 18, 2024). 
  • Team costumes & team spirit encouraged- we will be awarding a prize for the Most Spirited Team at the end of the walk!

Don't miss out on a day of joy, community, and making a difference!

To participate in this event, select the "REGISTER" button to set up a new or returning team, join a team, or register as an individual. Additional family/team members can be added by selecting the green "Add Another Registrant" button during Step 3. After you complete registration you can start your team or personal fundraising page by selecting the "Fundraising Page Set Up" button at the top of the online receipt.

Returning Team Captains please note: in Step 2 of registration, you can enter your user name and password to have access to your team and donor information from the prior year.  If you do not remember your credentials, you can request them in this step. Click here for instructions.

If you cannot participate in this event but would like to make a donation to the Down Syndrome Association of Central California, please select the DONATE button. You can also donate to an individual or team by visiting their fundraising page under the TEAMS/PEOPLE tab.

Registration Fees - T-shirts available for additional fee

General Admission - $15 (Includes admission to all Step Up events and keepsake!)

Kids 3 & Under - free (Includes admission to all Step Up events.)

Individual with Down Syndrome - free (Includes admission to all Step Up events.)

The last day to register with a t-shirt is October 10.

Both Walk of Fame posters and DS Awareness yard signs are available for purchase during or after registration.  Click the following for more details about the Walk of Fame poster.  For more details about the yard signs, click the following: DS Awareness Yard signs.

Step Up for Down Syndrome!

October 19, 2024

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Clovis Rodeo Grounds


Date: Saturday, October 19, 2024
Starts at: 10:00 AM


Clovis Rodeo Grounds
748 Rodeo Drive
Clovis, CA 93612


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