24th annual Down Syndrome Festival & 5K
The Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma (DSACO) will host its 24th annual Down Syndrome Festival & 5K at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark on Sept. 29, 2018.
The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the awareness walk (approximately four city blocks) will begin at 9:30 a.m. Gates to the ballpark will open and the festival fun begins at approximately 9:45 a.m. This year’s activities include games, inflatables, an animal exhibit, craft area and entertainment for all ages. The event is expected to draw more than 6,000 people.
Registration for the 5K is $35/person and includes a t-shirt and medal for all finishers registered by Sept. 14. Participating in the awareness walk and entry into the festival are free and open to the public.
The Festival & 5K is the largest annual fundraiser for DSACO. Funds raised help the organization accomplish its goals through programs such as microwave-based cooking classes for teens and adults, a tutoring center, distribution of new parent packets, quarterly workshops, parent to parent support meetings and scholarships for families to attend the National Down Syndrome Congress annual convention.