Our Seventh annual benefit gala,

“The Ripple Effect”

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 

Thank you to our sponsors

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