AL LOPEZ PARK
4810 N Himes Ave
Tampa, FL 33614
8:00 AM VOLUNTEER & VENDORS SET UP; PLEASE BE READY TO GO BY 10AM
10:00AM EVENT DAY REGISTRATION IS $20 SIGNIN AT #310 SHELTER.
10:00AM - 14:00PM ENJOY THE FESTIVITIES
Registered walkers and Vendors enjoy a free lunch. DJ, Mark Girdwood will be playing the tunes. Mark Oliver is our MCEE! The kids will enjoy the playground, bouncy houses, and meeting their favorite Star Wars & GhostBusters characters! Plus, free face painting and balloons! Bring your tents, chairs, and food/drinks if you wish.
***NO ALCOHOL ALLOWED***
TENTS - NEED TO BE SECURED WITH ROPE, WEIGHTS, BUCKETS OF WATER, NO STAKES ALLOWED. ANY TENTS NOT SECURED WITH WEIGHTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.
10:00AM - 14:00PM VISIT OUR SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE VENDORS! Our Vendors are ready to give you information about their services here in the Tampa Bay area.
12:00 PM THE TOP 5 TEAMS & THE LARGEST TEAM AWARD. They receive a F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Appreciation Buddy Walk Plaque, a tent to use during the event, and a cooler full of goodies to enjoy! Did your team raise $250? Please come and get your Buddy Walk Team Signs. Did you raise over $500? Don't forget to get your extra raffle tickets.
12:30PM BUDDY WALK MEDAL AWARDS - We celebrate and honor all Special Needs individuals, please come up to the stage to receive your Buddy Walk medal, Buddy Walk Temporary Tattoo, Buddy Walk Wristband, plus get a FRIENDS CowBells!
1PM ADVOCACY WALK
The incredible Ericka Iglesias will sing the National Anthem. The Top Five Teams, and the Largest Team will lead us for the Advocacy walk. Hold up your Team signs! Grab your noisemakers! We will walk around AL Lopez Park Nature Trail.
LET’S MAKE SOME NOISE TAMPA BAY!!
1:00 - 2:00PM GET YOUR TEAM PICTURES IN FRONT OF THE BUDDY WALK BACKDROP
1:30PM RAFFLE TICKETS
Don't forget to buy your raffle tickets! No need to be present to win. Don't forget to stop by the SELF-ADVOCATES BAKE SALE and get a delicious treat.
2:00PM THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING F.R.I.E.N.D.S. AND OUR DOWN SYNDROME & SPECIAL NEEDS COMMUNITY!