Buddy Walk Highlights and Tips for April 7th

Buddy Walk  Highlights and Tips – April 7th


17th Annual Buddy Walk

May 6, 2017

Be a Part of the Fun!

The Buddy Walk is one month away,




2017 Dates to Remember:


Buddy Walk Registration

April 28:

Deadline Pre-registration

Last day to be guaranteed a t-shirt

May 3 & 4:

T-shirt pick up at the DSOSN office for team captains, families and individuals

May 5:

Last day for online registration

May 6:

17th Annual DSOSN Buddy Walk

August 6:

Last day to receive donations online through Firstgiving and deadline for          fundraising for individual incentives


Fundraising Tips of the Day

 Tips on Using Social Media for Buddy Walk® Fundraising

 Be involved on Social Media

  •  Repost/retweet USOD page posts and tweets to generate excitement
  • Create a Facebook group for your team, where you can post important registration and donation information, as well as day-of information for all of your friends

Use statuses and tweets to:

  • Provide a link directly to your team page
  •  State your purpose and request clearly
  • Create buzz and excitement
  • Post updates regularly about goals you are setting and reaching as a team
  • Post pictures of last year, your buddy, preparation for day-of, etc.
  • Refer to our Social Media Guide for suggested tweets and posts
  •  Ask for a specific amount on a specific day
  • “Help us reach $1,500 by the end of the day.  Only $250 to go”



Sunset Park, 2601 E Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV  89120 (Section F)


Saturday – May 6, 2017

8:00 am – 10:00 am:  Buddy Walk Registration, Food, Fun, Games and ongoing Entertainment

10:00 am – 10:30 am:  Welcome, Announcements, Proclamations & Warm-Up

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Let the Walk Begin!

11:00 am – 12 Noon: Entertainment, Raffles, Prizes and Awards

 Sign Up Today!

 There are several ways to register for the Buddy Walk as a Team Captain, a member of a team or as an individual walker or family.

2017 Buddy Walk Walker Registration Form

2017 Buddy Walk Brochure

Or you can register online at the DSOSN Website at www.dsosn.org

 And you can also register through Firstgiving.com and pay your

Registration Fee, select t-shirt sizes and begin fundraising by creating your very own fundraising page.

2017 Buddy Walk Firstgiving Fundraising Page


 What does it cost to participate in the Buddy Walk and what does it include?

 Although we hope everyone participates as a fundraiser for the Buddy Walk, the minimum cost to participate are as follows:

Individual Walker Registration Fee:  $20 up until April 28th and $25 the Day-of

Family Registration (up to 4):  $40 by April 28th and $50 the Day-of

The Buddy Walk registration includes your t-shirt(s), food, fun, games and entertainment.  (Raffle Tickets are extra)

 Buddy Walk Team Captain Details:

 One of the “fun” ways to participate in the Buddy Walk is to be a Team Captain and form your own Buddy Walk Team.  This is also a great way to “fundraise” and have your team get credit for all the efforts of you and your team mates.

 Sign-up today to be a Buddy Walk Team Captain

2017 Buddy Walk Team Captain Welcome Letter

2017 Team Captain Commitment Form

2017 DSOSN NDSS Buddy Walk Team Captain Kit with Additions

2017 Buddy Walk Incentives:

DSOSN will provide 2 FREE tickets

to the 29th Annual Festival of Trees & Lights

for all fundraisers who raise

$5,000 or more

NDSS has not yet announced their 2017 Buddy Walk Incentives. They are supposed to be announced next week.  They will be similar to previous years. Incentives are a great way to motivate your friends, family and team members to raise funds and be able to select great prizes based on your fundraising levels.  Have “fun” “fundraising” and earn those prizes!

Thank You EVERYONE for “Being a Buddy” and Being a Star” for the 17th Annual DSOSN Buddy Walk and we look forward to seeing everyone on May 6th!

For any additional information or questions, please contact Buddy Walk Event Chair Deann Cline at dcline@dsosn.org or call the office at 702-648-1990.