Buddy Walk Sponsorship

The 2017 Greenville Buddy Walk hosted by The Down Syndrome Family Alliance of Greenville (DSFA) will take place at Conestee Park on Saturday, October 21st! This is the largest annual fundraising and awareness event hosted by the DSFA. The Buddy Walk was established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month each October, and to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. This year’s family-friendly event will take place at the pavilion at Conestee Park on Mauldin Road, and will feature musical entertainment, inflatable games, and food for all of the families and their friends.

If you are not already familiar with DSFA, it is a growing nonprofit 501c (3) organization founded over 16 years ago to respond to the needs of families of loved ones with Down syndrome here in the Upstate! Our organization’s mission is to enrich the lives of people affected by Down syndrome by providing support and education through the sharing of ideas and resources and promoting awareness and community involvement. Together, we work to bring awareness and acceptance as we honor the lives and potentials of adults and children with Down syndrome.

To fulfill this mission of advocacy, the DSFA relies on community support, generous contributions from local businesses, and volunteer-based fundraising activities. Your help would be greatly appreciated! Many of our supporters have found that sponsoring the Buddy Walk is a great way to give to an important cause that demonstrates their sincere belief in the future of the local community.

In addition to helping us continue our mission, your support will be recognized at the event, as well as to our DSFA families. There are a number of ways and levels for sponsors to participate. A sponsorship application link can be found below. Your kind consideration is appreciated. 

Below are some Sponsorship options available. All sponsors will receive commensurate acknowledgement for their support. Advertising and sponsor recognition for the event will take place via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, local media outlets, event brochures, posters, flyers, organization website, and other print media.

Sponsorship Level*

Title Sponsor - $5,000, includes:

  • Business name/logo on all event t-shirts
  • Buddy Walk registration for 10 individuals

Platinum Sponsor - $2,500, includes:

  • Business name/logo on event t-shirts
  • Buddy Walk registration for 8 individuals

Gold Sponsor - $1,000, includes:

  • Business logo on event t-shirts
  • Buddy Walk registration for 6 individuals

Supporting Sponsorship:

Silver Sponsor - $500, includes:

  • Buddy Walk registration for 4 individuals

Bronze Sponsor - $250, includes:

  • Buddy Walk registration for 2 individuals


*All sponsorships will receive commensurate recognition. Sponsorships received before September 1, 2017 are guaranteed to receive all recognition and benefits as outlined. Sponsorships will continue to be accepted through October 1st.