Step Up for Down Syndrome

DO SOMETHING EXTRA AND STEP UP FOR DOWN SYNDROME

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Step Up for Down Syndrome is our largest celebration and fundraising event of the year!  Donations from this event allow us to provide vital and life-changing programming to over 1,800 individuals with Down syndrome and their families!

Participants of Step Up for Down Syndrome start a team and raise money to earn amazing prizes like Walk in the Park Cardinals Tickets!  

Teams

A Team Captain often starts and names their team in honor of their loved one with Down syndrome.  “Brandon’s Buddies” or “Caleb’s Crew” are some of the fun team names we’ve seen before.  Get creative!  Have fun with it!  

Each team will have their very own webpage they can personalize to let people know why they step up for Down syndrome.  A link will be created, and that can be used to send out to friends and family asking them to step up and donate!  

For every $25 a team raises, they’ll earn a 25th Anniversary Commemorative Step Up T-shirt, and for every $150 a team raises, they earn a ticket package to Walk in the Park at Busch Stadium in September.  Anyone can donate to a team, and the Team Captain can invite anyone come to the Step Up event.  It can be the same people that donate, or different people.  

Click the button below to start your team today!

Thank You 2021 Step Up for Down Syndrome Teams

The Cricket Crew – $17,150
Abigail’s Sassy Squad – $14,593
Eli’s Buddies – $13,560
Jacob’s Journey – $12,139
ITYMTPTISLBS – $11,110
Andrew’s Buddies – $10,771
Harper’s Homies – $10,229
Walt’s Wolfpack – $9,925
Rowdy’s Rascals – $8,751
Sloane’s Squad – $8,555
Big Walt’s Warriors – $7,875
John-John’s Joy – $7,505
Jessica Jansen’s Best Buddies – $7,200
Team Pierce – $6,635
Go Go Chloe – $5,175
Evelyn’s Entourage – $5,061
ADAPT Steps Up – $4,605
Carsen’s Crew – $4,447
Gettin’ DOWN With Harrison – $4,352
LL Cool K – $4,326
Drew’s Crew – $3,805
Cupcake’s Crew – $3,798
Team Henry – $3,693
Natalie’s Biggest Fans – $3,585
Joseph’s Joyful Supporters – $3,550
Riley’s Rockstars – $3,440
Team Ordia – $3,300
Livi Lovers – $3,210
Henry’s Heroes – $3,185
Aspen’s Tribe – $3,160
Two Gs – George & Geoff – $3,085
Lindsey’s Disco Star Magic – $2,885
The InVINCEibles – $2,558
In Their Shoes – $2,500
McKayla’s Buddies – $2,335
Bolt’n for Colton – $2,295
Jaycee’s Joyful Crew – $2,116
Wyatt’s Warriors – $2,115
Jaylen’s Crew – $2,073
Brian’s Buddies – $2,060
Keeping Up with Cambria – $2,020
Paisley Pals – $1,925
Jonathan’s Journey – $1,887
Asher – $1,855
“Chase”ing a Miracle – $1,610
21 Cubed – $1,595
Joseph & Friends – $1,535
Scarlett’s Squad – $1,445
The Bea Team – $1,430
Liam’s Lookouts – $1,425
Jack to the Future! – $1,405
Arya’s Angels – $1,355
Carly’s Crusaders – $1,354
Sabina Blooms – $1,285
Molly’s Marchers – $1,090
Noah’s Arch Angels – $1,090
Ava’s Buddies – $1,060
Goofy Gills – $1,050
Kyle’s Crew – $1,045
Evie’s Entourage – $1,030
Colin’s Clover Patch – $1,020
Abigail’s Angels – $960
Evangeline League – $955
Luke’s Crew – $855
Kayleigh’s Krew – $846
Alyson’s All Stars – $830
Lucas’ Legion – $830
Ezra’s Elites – $820
Auggie’s Army – $770
Ada’s All-Stars – $750
Speed Os – $720
Maya Mia – $605
Mighty Little Warrior – $591
Team Lexi – $580
Izabella’s Squad – $565
A Mission for Mary – $560
Tristan’s Trilogy – $550
John-Paul’s Patriots – $521
Ryan’s Crew – $500
Ryker’s Gang – $500
Teddy’s Troop – $482
Conover’s Crew – $460
Drew’s Pack – $445
Bailee’s Brigade – $435
Cole’s Crew – $425
Team Easton – $425
Team Mr. Hollywood – $425
Mason’s Minions – $415
Jacquelyn’s Buddies – $375
The Roman Empire – $361
St. Louis Life – $350
Team Jimmy – $325
Shane’s Monkey Men – $300
Kayden Krew – $250
Team Ross – $210
DSAGSL Young Friends Board – $200
Roman’s Soldiers – $200
Sophia’s Grace – $200
Step Up & Boogie Down – $175
Carter & Co. – $170
Jimmy’s Jammers – $150
Kyle’s Kin – $150
Julie’s Blue Notes – $135
Abby’s Joy – $125
Caleb’s Squad – $125
Zay’s Crew – $110
Emily’s Team – $100
Isaac’s Idols – $100
Maya’s Mob – $100
Team AdamsMoore – $100
Team Vinnie – $100
Ellie’s Entourage – $85
Nathan’s Band – $75
Allie’s Allies – $50
Remington Rebels – $25
Team Cady – $25
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Be Abe’s Superhero
Cayla’s Crew
Chloe’s Crew
Emma’s Empire
Jerimie’s Learning Center
Kevin’s Crew
Landon’s Buddies
Meyer Team
Team Lily Joy
Team Sofia
Tristans Trotters

Fundraising Ideas

Set a goal! Aim high but be realistic.  Remember, every dollar stays in the St. Louis area to support your loved one and others with Down syndrome.

Spread the word with Social Media! Share your story on social media and inspire friends and family to contribute to your team!  

Company Matching Funds- As your employer if they have a matching program and instantly double your fundraising!

Corporate Sponsors- Teams that arrange for a company or business to sponsor Step Up receive credit for the sponsorship amount!

Profit Shares- Talk with your favorite restaurant or small business to set up a profit sharing day, i.e. 20% of sales will be donated on a certain day.  Then let us know you set up the fundraiser and the amount raised will count toward your team total!

There are so many ways to have fun will raising money!  

Walk in the Park Cardinals Tickets

Perhaps the most exciting incentive for fundraising for Step Up for Down Syndrome is Walk in the Park tickets!  When you raise money for Step Up, your team earns ticket packages to DSAGSL’s largest awareness event of the year called Walk in the Park.  About 2,500 families and friends gather at Busch Stadium in September for a day of community, fun, and great baseball.  Participants of the event enjoy a pre-game pep-rally, walking the warning track together, and then watching the baseball game.

For every $150 a Step Up team raises, they will earn one ticket package to Walk in the Park!  That includes entrance the pep-rally, walking the warning track, a game ticket AND a commemorative t-shirt. Better yet, if your team raises $10,000, you’ll earn 2 VIP Ticket Packages, and raising $15,000 as a team earns you 4 VIP Ticket Packages!!  VIP ticket holders will watch the game from a suite with all you can eat buffet and bar!

Need a little more motivation? The Step Up teams that raise the most money will earn a spot on the field for the Walk in the Park opening ceremonies!  The more money you raise, the more incentives you earn!  In addition, for every $500 you earn, you get entered to win a spot on the field even if you aren’t one of the top fundraising teams!! 

Learn more about Walk in the Park here

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in sponsoring Step Up for Down Syndrome! To see all of the sponsorship opportunities available, download the Step Up for Down Syndrome 2021 Sponsorship Packet. Please contact Director of Special Events, Emily FIsher, for more information!

Emily@dsagsl.org or 314.961.2504

Thank You 2021 Step Up Sponsors!

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