Save the Date for our Seventh annual benefit gala,

“The Ripple Effect”

on February 26, 2022!

Buddy Up for Life strives to impact lives by cultivating increased independence, promoting greater health and wellness, and fostering meaningful friendships for all individuals with Down syndrome. 

“Just as a ripple spreads out when a single pebble is dropped into the water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.” – Dalai Lama

Join us on February 26, 2022, as we come together to celebrate our unique program that, through the efforts of a few, has created a movement of change for many — starting with just one Athlete as a RIPPLE, building into a WAVE that is changing the world!

Our MCs David McCreary (host) and Dan Swartwout (studio host), of the Ohio Lottery game show Cash Explosion, will lead you through an exciting evening of food, drinks, festivities, and inspiration. Our exciting lineup for the evening includes a cash bar, dinner, and a silent auction, as well as words of inspiration from our Buddy Up for Life leaders who create powerful RIPPLE EFFECTS throughout the community and beyond! Enjoy the energy of celebration unlike any other with live music and dancing brought to you by The Conspiracy Band. Attendees will also meet some of our inspiring Athletes and enjoy a special performance!

Event Speakers:

Kyle Collette – Fitness Director
Doug DiRosario – Program Founder
Eileen Pewitt – Cooking for Life Chef
Kimberly Skeie – Buddy Up Zumba Instructor 

Order your tickets today! 

Order before January 29th:
$100 per ticket – Gather your friends and purchase a table for 10

Order between January 30th and February 12th:
$125 per ticket 

Upgrade to our VIP area:
offering all of the above plus early admission to the venue at 6:00 pm, 2 drink tickets, private bar, wine with dinner, and concert seating for the program. 

Purchase a VIP table for 6:
$750 for six tickets.

Ticket Type Price
Presale General Admission $100.00
General Admission $125.00
VIP Table for 6 $750.00
Presale General Admission Table for 10 $1,000.00
General Admission Table for 10 $1,250.00

Kindly place your ticket orders by February 15, 2022.  If you cannot attend but would like to support Buddy Up for Life, you can make a donation by visiting our website at this LINK.

This is a community event — Cocktail Attire
CCOVID Protocol will be determined by Kemba LIVE.

If you are traveling from out of town and need assistance with hotel reservations, please contact Candace at

Create your own RIPPLE today! Stay tuned for ticket purchasing information!

Thank you to our sponsors

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