Our Mission

We exist to serve individuals with Down syndrome by providing a fun, active, and supportive environment for our Athletes to grow both physically and personally by engaging in activities that impact athletic, social, and emotional development.

OUR MISSION

We exist to serve individuals with Down syndrome by providing a fun, active, and supportive environment for our Athletes to grow both physically and personally by engaging in activities that impact athletic, social, and emotional development.

Core Values

We aim to serve individuals with Down syndrome by providing a fun, active and supportive environment for our Athletes and Students to grow.

We change lives. We inspire and empower our Athletes and Students to strive for their personal best; physically, socially, and emotionally. Our programs are level-based and flexible so that each Athlete and Student can advance at their own pace.

We are a learning organization. We seek continuous improvement through discovery, reflection, feedback, and research. Through ongoing dialog with our key stakeholders, we consistently modify our programs to reflect our learnings and insights.

We establish, cultivate, and nurture meaningful connections with our athletes and students. The Buddy relationship is the foundation of our success. For each program, we pair an Athlete/Student with a formally- trained Buddy on a 1:1 ratio. This allows buddies to know, understand, and connect with their Athlete/Student on a personal basis.

We treat Athletes, Students, Buddies, Coaches, families, and others within the BUFL organization with compassion, empathy, dignity, and respect in all interactions.

We aim to set the standard for organizations seeking to empower individuals with Down syndrome.

Our robust operational guide details thorough protocols and training programs tailored to individuals with Down syndrome.

We have a solid infrastructure to support healthy and intentional geographic expansion. We assist each of our Chapters to operate with sound financial understanding and best practices. In addition, we provide accurate and timely reports of activities and lessons learned to stakeholders.