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Archive for November, 2009

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300 Join Santa for Breakfast

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Our annual holiday event was a great success again this year with more than 300 people dropping by to chat with Santa this past Saturday morning. 

To view some of the photos taken during the breakfast just click here:  Breakfast with Santa 2009

Many thanks to the DoubleTree Hotel, the Volunteer Clowns of Orange County, and our always fabulous volunteers!

Check Out Buddy Walk Photos

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

A big thank you to the volunteers, sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, and participants that helped make Buddy Walk a great success again this year!  And, a special shout out to the Team Captains that work so hard!

Buddy Walk contributions will still be accepted through the end of this year, so there’s still time.  We’ll keep you updated.

Be sure to check out the first of our photos from the 2009 Buddy Walk.  It was a beautiful day and these are beautiful photos!  These were all taken by photographer Terrie Tavis.

Click here (use password: sunshine) to view 2009 Buddy Walk Photos.

OCTLA Silent Auction Contribution

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009
Jacob Braun (Age 21, Tustin)

Jacob Braun (Age 21, Tustin)

The Orange County Trial Lawyers Association  generously donated more than $20,000 to DSAOC from a Silent Auction conducted at their Annual OCTLA Top Gun Awards Dinner held at the Balboa Bay Club on Saturday, November 21st.  Board President – Gerard Jensen was joined by Jacob Braun in representing DSAOC at the event.  Jacob did us proud and received a standing ovation following his comments to the audience. 

Thank you to the Officers, Board, and Members of the OCTLA for making this contribution possible.

Healthcare Series Off To Great Start

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Parents filled the room on November 18th for the inaugural session of DSAOC’s new Healthcare Series.  Dr. Ira Lott spoke to the group on the topic of Down Syndrome: A Link Between Development and Aging

Stay tuned for more updates on these informative sessions focused on a wide variety of healthcare issues related to Down syndrome.  The next one is scheduled for January 20th.

Partners in Education Invites Your Help!

Friday, November 13th, 2009

homepage-resources-educatorsThe DSAOC Partners in Education program connects educators, therapists, paraprofessionals, and school/district administrators with the training, resources, and support they need to help educate students with Down syndrome.  During the past year, the program has been successful in establishing many of these connections at the district and SELPA level throughout Orange County. 

We are now recruiting parents to assist in the outreach activities.  Would you like to join us, or maybe just learn more about the effort? 

Call the Center at 714-540-5794, or email sames@dsaoc.org to find out more.

Buddy Walk Entertainment Line-up

Friday, November 6th, 2009
Kim Holloway & daughter Olivia

Kim Holloway & daughter Olivia

In addition to our headliners – THE ENGLISH BEAT…we’ll also have some other exciting live entertainment for you on Buddy Walk Sunday, including Chelsey Sanchez, and the DagumDragon Band with Kim Holloway. 
Schedule of Events
9:00 AM – Registration/Field Access Opens
10:00 AM – Live Entertainment: Chelsey Sanchez
11:00 AM – Buddy Walk
12:00 PM – Live Entertainment: DagumDragon Band
1:00 PM – Live Entertainment: The English Beat
2:00 PM – Event Closes

Chelsey Sanchez & brother Bryce

Chelsey Sanchez & brother Bryce

Remember – lunch will be on your own so we invite you to bring a picnic.  The stadium will also have a concession stand open near Gate 1 for food purchases.  Plus we’ll have lots of your favorite snacks located in booths around the field.  Water will also be available for everyone on the field. 
We’ll see you on Sunday!

Buddy Walk Will Be Broadcast Live

Friday, November 6th, 2009

Even buddy-walk-crowdif you can’t join us at the Buddy Walk this weekend – here’s the next best thing. 

In collaboration with iBN Sports, we are excited to announce that we will be broadcasting live from the DSAOC website. 

This will be our first live broadcast and we know it will enhance our efforts to expand visibility and public awareness. 

So have your friends and family tune in to watch the festivities and live entertainment on the field, as well as all the teams finishing the walk.