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The 2013 Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana's 9th Annual Buddy Walk took place on Saturday, October 26 at Parc International.


     On October 26th, the Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana of Acadiana held its 2013 9th Annual DSAA Buddy Walk at Parc International in Lafayette.  Over 2,000 parents, siblings, friends, volunteers and supporters joined together to promote acceptance and inclusion of individuals with Down syndrome.  Donations are still being received and we anticipate our totals to continue to increase.  We were blessed with beautiful weather, great food, fun games and enjoyable music.  The following awards were presented

Most Pledges Raised:

1st Place: Katy Lohr/ Alex's A-Team

2nd Place: Burley Murphy/ Krewe Da Jeb

3rd Place: Janie's Jitterbugs


Largest Teams:

1st Place: Ellie Grace's Smiling Faces

2nd Place: Braden's Burly Bruins

3rd Place: Janie's Jitterbugs


Most Creative:

1st Place: Ready Willing & Abel Buddy Walk Brigade

2nd Place: Elliot's Crew

3rd Place: Braden's Burly Bruins


School with the Largest Team:

ULL Association of Family & Consumer Sciences


Board Members with the Most Pledges:

1st Place: Peyton's Pirates represented by Peyton and Dawn Anslem

2nd Place: Ellie Graces's Smiling Faces represented by Ellie Grace and Molly Guidry

3rd Place: Ready Willing and Abel Buddy Walk Brigade represented by Abel and Celine Robin


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