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Impacting Lives by Providing Adaptive Programming For Individuals With Down Syndrome. 

Formerly Buddy Up Tennis (2008-2020), the nonprofit has grown, expanded, pivoted, and embraced the challenges. And in doing so, have rebranded and reorganized. We are excited to introduce our Programs of Impact that we aim to strengthen as we grow.

Buddy Up For Life strives to impact lives by 

  1. Cultivating increased independence
  2. Promoting greater health and wellness
  3. Fostering meaningful friendships
    For all individuals with Down syndrome.

Let’s Make 2021 Count!

Programs of Impact

Buddy Up Tennis is a weekly, high-energy adaptive tennis and fitness program for children and adults with Down syndrome beginning as early as 5 years old.

Health & Wellness


Buddy Up Fitness is a full body circuit workout program designed for our Athletes ages 12 and over.

Health & Wellness


Buddy Up Summer Camp is a week-long experience full of opportunities for our Athletes ages 10 and over to learn, grow and explore through athletic, STEM and therapeutic programming.



Ongoing weekly, engaging and interactive Zumba®, Kickboxing and Fitness class specially designed for individuals with Down syndrome ages 10+ to increase heart rate and confidence with a maximum of fun.

Health & Wellness


Weekly opportunity for Athletes and Buddies to meet one-on-one and develop friendships that extend into their everyday lives.



Expertly Driven skills-based training program designed to empower individuals with Down syndrome (ages 14+) with skills enabling them to live meaningful and independent lives. Programs currently being piloted in Columbus.


Life Skills

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Buddy Up For Life is proudly partnered with:

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