Letter from Jeremie Ballinger, Executive Director
It hardly feels like it outside lately, but we are well into August and quickly approaching a very important day on our calendar. Monday, August 31 is DSAGSL’s 5th Annual Birdies & Bass Golf Tournament. If you aren’t already planning to join us at Persimmon Woods Golf Club, please consider making the time to come out and be a part of the day!
Birdies & Bass is one of our signature events that support DSAGSL’s mission to provide support, education and advocacy for our local Down syndrome community. The event includes a fishing tournament, where participants enjoy time out on the lake alongside our self-advocates, as well as golf and a live auction featuring wonderful experiences and items for bid. There are a number of ways you can get involved:
- If you play golf, you’re in luck! Currently about six foursomes remain in our event. Individual golfers are also welcome, as we can help place you on a team.
- We need self-advocates! People with Down syndrome tell the story of our mission better than anyone. There is room for many self-advocates to fish and be a part of the day. Half or full day opportunities are available based on your schedule.
- Finally, we still have a need for several volunteers during the event. You don’t have to know or even like golf to take part. Our staff will be happy to work with you and connect you to some of the most kind, giving people we know. It’s truly a great day to celebrate Down syndrome, no matter how you feel about fishing or golf.
If you’d like to learn more about Birdies & Bass, please contact us (314.961.2504 or firstname.lastname@example.org). We hope to see you there!