Ups of Downs Buddy Walk

Buddy Walk

Bringing Black Hills families together for the past 14 years, the Ups of Downs organization will host its 15th annual Buddy Walk this fall. Everyone is invited to come out each year to support the one-time fundraiser and promote the inclusion, acceptance, and awareness of individuals with Down Syndrome.

“You can look back to see all the pictures we’ve taken the last seven years, and you see the smiles on all the individuals there,” said Mona Drolc – Director of the Buddy Walk. “They don’t care if this person looks or talks a little different; they’re all together playing and having fun.”

This event is going to be a fun-filled time to play with great food and tons of activities and entertainment. Let your smile tell the story and mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 12 to head to the Civic Center! Pre-registration will be available along with more event details at