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2014 Step Up Walk- Sunday October 19, 2014, 12:00-4:00 p.m.


Contest of the Week! Starting Tuesday, September 30 through Monday, October 6 at 12:00pm, any team that raises $500 in donations will be entered into a drawing to win, Bushnell Spectator Sports series binoculars- 4X 30mm. A perfect gift or for the upcoming game! Good Luck!

Saturday October 11:  Team t-shirt pick up day & the last day to submit your donations for fundraising prizes. 9am-1pm here at the DSG office.  The deadline to submit money for the Apple iPads is 1:00pm.

We will announce the winning teams on the Step Up website. The top new (2014) and top previous walk team that raises the most money will receive an Apple iPad. The top new team (2014) and the top previous team that have the most registered walkers will also receive an Apple iPad.

The BIG DAY- Sunday October 19, 12-4pm, Arrowhead Stadium, Lot C!

The Step Up Walk is just around the corner! We have great family activities planned- inflatables, 3 & 5 station bungee pods, the Tubs of Fun mechanical ride, pony rides, carnival games, arts/crafts, tattoos, two photo booths, live entertainment on stage, the Swingsters will be performing, the dance tent is back, hayrides, ice cream, small cakes,  kettle korn and so much more!

KFC will be providing lunch this year from 12-2pm. Delicious fried chicken, piping hot mashed potatoes & gravy and yummy cole slaw.

We will also have grilled hot dogs, fruit, Coke products and bottled water.  

Below are a few tips:

Drop off lane- When you arrive to lot C, the drop off lane will be running down the center of lot C. Please enter the drop off lane from the south of lot C and proceed north. We will have volunteers to help you unload your cars. Please park your cars in lots B & D, which are next to lot C.

We recommend you bring a 10x10 pop up tent, lawn chairs, blankets and a tablecloth. We will provide each team with one (1) 6-foot table to have under their tent. The tables will be stacked near the stage. Please take only one.

We are asking for all teams to set up their tent within the team tent square, just east of the drop off lane. A map will be posted online and emailed to all captains soon.

The walk is a rain or shine event. Please plan and dress accordingly.

We do not have access to electricity or outlets in the parking lot.

Please be considerate and pick up any and all trash in your area. We will have volunteers walking around the team tent area providing each team with a trash bag. At the end of the event, please take your trash to the nearest dumpster. There are three on the perimeter of team tent square.

Handicap Parking- is available in lot D.

For the safety of the kids, we do not want any cars in lot C, after 12pm. Please plan accordingly.

Pets & Dogs- we all love our furry friends, but please keep them at home.

Lost & Found- Any items that may be lost, can be claimed at the registration tent. If you lose a child during the event, please  go immediately to the stage. Let them know the details (child's name, age). Announcements will be made from the stage.

Medical Attention- If you require medical attention during the event, please visit the first aid area for assistance (please see map).

Photos: Team captains are responsible for capturing their own images and we would love to see them too. Please forward your wonderful photos to us. Yours could be featured within the 2015 walk brochure.

Team of the Week- Oliver's Entourage - Oliver just turned 10 years old and lives in Andover, KS. He's the oldest of two boys. He is a Cub Scout. He recently completed his First Communion. He loves all animals. Favorite activities include hiking, swimming and horseback riding. He is homeschooled. His red hair matches his personality!

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2014 Step Up Walk Shirt

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Down Syndrome Facts

  • Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring genetic condition with an incidence of 1 in every 691 births.
  • There are currently over 400,000 individuals living with Down syndrome in the United States.
  • There are approximately 5,000 babies born with Down syndrome each year in the United States.
  • There are approximately 50 babies born with Down syndrome each year in the greater Kansas City area.
  • Down syndrome is one of the leading clinical causes of cognitive delay in the world - it is not related to race, nationality, religion or socio-economic status.
  • With appropriate support, individuals with Down syndrome can lead fulfilling lives and be contributing members of society.

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Event Goal



333 Teams

7506 Walkers