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Step Up for Down Syndrome
September 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm$5
Saturday, September 18
Special Olympics Michigan United Sports & Inclusion Center
We’re leaving 2020 in the powdered sugar dust as we journey into this year’s sweet Step Up for Down Syndrome theme: Candyland!
Step Up is our annual family-friendly celebration open to all children and adults with Down syndrome, their families, friends, and thousands of local supporters. In addition to being Michigan’s largest Down syndrome awareness event, Step Up is also DSAWM’s largest fundraiser and supports 40% of our annual budget. As a direct result of event sponsorships, team fundraising, and generous public donations, DSAWM is able to continue providing free programming, educational resources, social gatherings, parent support networks, and financial assistance to individuals with Down syndrome and their families across West Michigan.
To ensure the safety and comfort of all participants, this year’s event will, like last year, be an all-day celebration with teams invited through in staggered time slots. We’ll be hosting the event at our new castle, the SOMI Unified Sports & Inclusion Center! Participants will travel through an enchanting activities course, enjoying scrumptious prizes and treats along the way. An at-home option will also be offered to families who choose to participate remotely. We hope you’ll join us!