The Buddy Walk®, established in 1995 by the National Down Syndrome Society, promotes awareness and inclusion of people with Down syndrome. To read more about the history, development, and current practices of the National Buddy Walk® please visit the National Down Syndrome Society website. (Link)

Trey Hensley

SAVE THE DATE! Our 14th annual Buddy Walk will be: Register now!

September 20, 2014
ETSU Soccer Warm-up Field
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(For GPS use Summers-Taylor Soccer Complex)
Online Registration: Click here to register - register by August 20 to guarantee T-shirts.
Day of registration Opens at 10:00 am
Walk and Activities 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Team Captains, check out our great new resources below to help fundraise with your team!!!!

Grand Marshall: Trey Hensley (

Trey Hensley, despite his young age, has already forged his own style. What started eleven years ago as a kid singing traditional bluegrass has become the mature sound of a 22-year old country performer and vocalist who has already found his voice. While you’ll hear some of his idols and influences around the edges, more than anything you’ll hear Trey Hensley.

With a guitar in his hands, his talent expands beyond the reason of his years. This guitar aficionado will blow your mind. His own style of picking, whether on his Telecaster or acoustic, bears the influence of some of his guitar heroes. You’ll hear traces of Merle Haggard’s Roy Nichols; genre-smashing super-picker James Burton; country stylists, Marty Stuart, Buck Owens and Ricky Skaggs; and bluegrass royalty Doc Watson and Tony Rice.

Listening to Trey on CD is certainly enjoyable, but seeing him performing, hearing his voice and watching his fingers will surely make you a fan. And just when you think you can’t like him more, you’ll realize that the humility in this young man is every bit as impressive as his talent.

Register now!

Other information:

Pre-register online by August 20 to guarantee T-shirts.
Sept. 6 - T-shirt pick up at First Tennessee Bank (2 locations):
9:00-10:00 – Bristol, TN (Vol. Pkwy.)
11:00-Noon – Gray, TN

Special Prizes will be awarded to the top fund-raising teams.
Come and join us for crafts and games, inflatables, face painting, Mr. Photo Booth, LIGHT SNACKS, and our balloon artist.

vendorADVendors Wanted!! Would you like to be a vendor or do you know someone who might want to be a vendor at the 2014 Buddy Walk®? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (attn: Misty and Martha). Cost is $25 per space (please provide your own tent/table) or donate a $25 prize for our fundraising team awards. Space is limited and filling up fast, so contact us soon. Last years vendors included: 31 bags, Olsen's Martial Arts, Boones Creek Church, Mary Kay makeup, Pampered Chef, Building Blocks, Insurance company, Jewelry and more.


 Team Captains Kit - use the following resources to help make the most of your Buddy Walk® team!

Goals Dates and Team Captain Responsibilities
How to Start a Team
How to Manage Your Team Profile Page
How to Promote Your Team and Find Donors
How to Join a Team
Fundraising and Social Media Tips 

Buddy Walk Route Sign Form

Event Flier
Sponsor Form

We wish to thank our following sponsors.

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