The Sixth Annual Buddy Walk® of the High Country September 22, 2018 at Ashe County High School

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The Sixth Annual Buddy Walk® of the High Country September 22, 2018 at Ashe County High School


The Buddy Walk® was established by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995 to celebrate Down syndrome awareness. The Buddy Walk® has three primary goals:  1) to promote acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome, 2) to raise funds for local programs and services and for national advocacy and public awareness initiatives of the Down Syndrome Society, and 3) to enhance the position of the Down syndrome community, enabling us to positively influence local and national policy and practice.


Since 2013 many hundreds of families, friends and supporters from across the High Country have gathered at Ashe County High School to celebrate the many abilities of individuals with Down syndrome.  At the Buddy Walk® participants join together for a one-mile walk, celebrate accomplishments of the previous year, enjoy food and amusement opportunities, compete for raffle prizes, and gain information about Down syndrome and resources available in the community.  Over the last 5 years over $60,000 has been raised to support and enhance the lives of those living with Down syndrome in Ashe and the surrounding counties.  Generous community sponsors like you made this success possible! 


Ninety-three percent of the funds raised support local initiatives including camp scholarships, special therapies, respite for family members, orthotics, and more for those with Down syndrome.  The remaining 7% is donated to the National Down Syndrome Society to support national initiatives.  We need your help to make this sixth year as successful as the first five.  Please see the attached opportunities for supporting this worthy community event. 


For more information, please contact Lynn Robinson at 336-246-1518 or at  Check out our website at


Mail Sponsorship Forms to:

Ashe Services for Aging – c/o Buddy Walk

180 ChattyRob Lane

West Jefferson, NC 28694

fax 336 246-5724


Sponsors will make it possible to reach thousands of people with our message of inclusion and acceptance.

The Buddy Walk® of the High Country depends on your support to make our event a success.

All monetary and in-kind contributions are tax deductible.

Thank You Again to Our 2017 Buddy Walk® of the High Country Sponsors


 Caleb’s Heart, Mountain Town Dental, Boondocks, United Chemi Con, Miller Insurance, Mountain Aire Golf Course, Skyline/Skybest, AEV, Jones Hardwood Floors, RDR Kennels, New Beginnings Church, SNAP by Ang, Ashe County High School Interact, Carolina West Wireless, Ashe County Corn Maze, When Pigs Fly, Fox Creek Trucking, Fox Creek Enterprises, Parent to Parent Support Network, New River Tree Company, WJ Office Supply, AFLAC, Discovery Buick Chevrolet and Ashe Services for Aging


Sponsorship Levels


Be a Buddy . . .


$500 Buddy Sponsor                                                             $250 Friend Sponsor

Extensive exposure on all printed materials                         Exposure on printed materials                    

Large logo on t-shirts                                                             Small logo on t-shirts                                                 3 t-shirts and registrations at no additional cost                 1 t-shirt and registration at no additional cost


$100 Supporting Sponsor                                                      <$100 Event Sponsor

Exposure on printed materials                                             Recognition on signage and on event schedule

Name on t-shirts                                                                   


In-Kind Donor

Donations of food or beverages, entertainment, and/or raffle items or services are also appreciated.

Donors at this level will be recognized in signage at the event and on the itinerary.


The deadline for Sponsorship is August 30, 2018.


Artwork:  For Buddy and Friend Sponsors, please email a photo-ready logo to no later than August 30, 2018.


  • Buddy Sponsor
  • Friend Sponsor
  • Supporting Sponsor
  • Event Sponsor


Company Name (as it should appear on all Buddy Walk materials):




Contact Name:                                                                                                                                               


Contact Phone Number:                                                                     Email:                                                 






Sponsor t-shirt size and person identified to receive it: ________________________________________


Sponsor t-shirt size and person identified to receive it: ________________________________________


Sponsor t-shirt size and person identified to receive it: ________________________________________

(Up to 3 shirts for a Buddy Sponsorship, 1 shirt for Friend Sponsors)