The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis celebrates 2013 Walk in the Park

(press release)

(St. Louis) Families from St. Louis and surrounding areas will come together with the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis (DSAGSL) to cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals at the annual Walk in the Park event at Busch Stadium on Saturday, September 28. Walk in the Park brings together more than 2,400 people from throughout the St. Louis Metro area to support and celebrate individuals with Down syndrome, and to raise community awareness about Down syndrome.  Walk in the Park participants will attend a pre-game pep rally hosted by Team Fred bird, happening just outside Busch Stadium, before walking the warning track. Attendees will then join the crowd in cheering on the Cardinals as they battle the Chicago Cubs! This is not an event to miss!

Please join us for a family day to remember! Event day schedule is as follows:

• [PHOTO OPPORTUNITY] 3:00pm: Pep Rally across from Gate 1, parking lot    between Poplar & Spruce

• 4:00pm: Over 2,400 supporters walk the stadium warning track

• 5:30pm: Pre-game ceremony and ceremonial first pitch

• 6:15: Play ball! Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs

Tickets cost $35. For more information about the event please contact Jeremie at the DSAGSL office 314-961-2504 or jeremie@dsagsl.org. More information about our organization can also be found at dsagsl.org

About Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic condition that causes delays in physical and intellectual development. 1 in 691 babies is born with Down syndrome, making Down syndrome the most commonly occurring genetic anomaly. With medical advances, appropriate education, and social acceptance, people with Down syndrome are capable of excelling in school, successful employment, independent living, and most importantly, being contributing members of society.

About the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis

The Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis is a non-profit organization that works to benefit the lives of people with Down syndrome and their families through individual and family support, education, public awareness, and advocacy. We envision a community where all people with Down syndrome can achieve their full potential.