Down Syndrome Association Buddy Walk Sept. 24


The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley, 945 Boardman-Canfield Road, is hosting a number of events this fall. The goal of the DSAV is to create opportunities where individuals with Down syndrome can actively participate in society and reach their full potential. Interested community members are encouraged to participate in the following activities.

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10th Annual Buddy Walk of the Valley will take place Sept. 24 at Eastwood Field in Niles. The gates open at noon and the Walk begins at 1 p.m. Registration is open now. T-shirts can be picked up at the DSAV office Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon and from 4 to 6 p.m.

Buddy Up Tennis begins Saturday at the Boardman Tennis Club from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Saturday sessions will last through Dec. 9. There will be no tennis Sept. 23, Oct. 14, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. The cost for DSAV members is $25 for nine clinics. For more information, contact Linda Freeze at 330-503-3390 or

DSAV Family Grants - Fall DSAV awards family grants to DSAV members for $250 to cover additional expenses. Deadline to apply: noon Sept. 30.

Music and Movement will be offered on Sundays at the DSAV office beginning Oct. 1. The program is free, but registration is required. Ages 7 and under will meet at 1 to 1:45 p.m. Ages 8 and older will meet at 2 to 2:45 p.m.

Yoga with Leslie Crogan will be offered for ages 11 and up from 5:30-6:15 p.m. for six Mondays, Oct. 2– Nov. 6 at the DSAV office. The cost is $25 which includes a yoga mat. Registration is required because space is limited.

RSVP links and details on all these events and more can be found on

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