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Sixth Annual
Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk Fundraiser

October 3rd, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Walter Hall Park
League City, Texas

Thank You To Our Sponsors


Silent Auction


Artwork painted by kids with Down syndrome

Professional artwork



Lighted Christmas Tree's

Fairy House

It Works Basket

Natural Groove Basket

Plexus Basket

Boy Quilt with Nasa and space theme made by a Ghfeds member

Girl quilt, full/queen size, made by a Ghfeds member

Scentsy Vintage Tea Pot with 5 wax melts

Mary Kay Gift

Autographed Craig Biggio Photo

Accepting Cash or Checks Only

About The Walk



2015 Step Up Walk Schedule of Events


7:00 - 8:30    Set Up and Volunteer Check-in

8:30 – 9:00    Registration, if you pre-registered online there is   no need to go to registration table unless you need to pay.

9:00 - 9:20    Welcome and Texas Rockstars Special Stars
                             Cheer Routine

9:20 - 9:40    Master of Ceremonies Keith Garvin     

9:40 -10:15   Tribute to Sylvia Bostelmann, release of balloons and walk 1 lap lead by Joshua’s League of Heroes

          10:30 - 11:15   Team Captain Prizes, Honoring Advocate for DS


9:00 -12:00      Amusements Open and Food Served – FREE

10:15 - 12:00   Team Photos after walk, located on wooden

9:00 – 11:30    Silent Auction and winners announced after Team
                               Captain Prizes


Registration is now closed, you may register on day of the walk at the Registration Table.

Donations will remain open until October 31st.

If you pre-registered online and still need to make payment you may pay at the registration table at the walk.

The Walk Schedule of Events will be posted next Monday September 28th.

Thank you for supporting GHFEDS and all individuals with Down syndrome!!

The 2015 GHFEDS Step Up Walk is being held on October 3rd from 9am-12pm at Walter Hall Park in League City. Our Walk is the primary fundraiser for GHFEDS and will provide the resources for many of our programs including our educational meetings and workshops, socials, annual conference, summer program, educational grants, and much more. New programs for 2015 include New Parent Club, Sib Social, and Parent Socials. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the Walk!

GHFEDS is excited to host the walk at Walter Hall Park, 807 Hwy 3 League City 77573. Map location or directions click here

The Master of Ceremonies is Keith Garvin, news anchor for KPRC Channel 2 News.


A light breakfast including donuts, kolaches and bananas, snacks, cotton candy, popcorn, bottled water and Capri Sun's will be served for FREE.


Top prizes will be awarded to the Team Captain who is top fundraiser, has largest team, and has best banner or themed team.

iPad Air and Raffle prizes will go to Team Captains who raise $500 or more.


Registration is FREE for the Team Captains and the Individuals with Down syndrome!!

Ages 13 and up is $15
Ages 12 and under is $5


Silent auction - Artwork, crafts, gift baskets, and 2 handmade quilts. Accepting Cash or Checks only.

FREE amusements - DJ, train, petting zoo, 4-way bungee, slides and moon walks, clown, balloon art, HLSR clowns and games, face painting, rock wall, photo booth, and Texas Pets on Wheels.

Special guests include the Texas Rockstars Special Stars Cheer Team, Seabrook Intermediate Cheerleaders, and the HLSR Rodeo Clowns.

We will be honoring an advocate for Down syndrome awareness.

Tribute for Sylvia Bostelmann, Joshua's mother and GHFEDS Member.

2014 Walk Pictures

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A few important key dates to remember

September 14th - $500+ Sponsorship (for printing purposes)
September 14th - Registration deadline for guaranteed Walk shirt
September 21st - Walk Sign & Button orders due

**Walk shirt pick up - September 28th from 630-8pm at Hope Village, 4541 FM 2351 Friendswood, TX 77546.

Theme Colors - Purple, Hot Pink, and Bright Orange Shirts.

GHFEDS 2015 Goal



39 Teams

619 Walkers

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