Monday, February 15, 2016

World Down Syndrome Day Awareness Walk

Our new group, Down Syndrome Advocates in Action Nebraska is hosting a mall walk for to raise awareness for the upcoming World Down Syndrome Day. #wdsd16
Ben's Brigade will be there and invites you to join us on March 19, 2016 at Gateway Mall in Lincoln NE between 9:30 and noon and walk laps in the mall.  In order to qualify for the raffle you need to wear a shirt or button that promotes Down syndrome awareness.  Register for the event here.

You can wear a shirt or button you already have or wear a new World Down Syndrome day long or short sleeved shirt or button.  The deadline for pre-orders has passed, but a few extra short sleeve shirts of each size were ordered.  Email to see if your size shirt is still in stock.   Buttons can be ordered until March 12, 2016 .  Proceeds from the sale of these items go to DSAA Nebraska.

We also have a few Ben'x Brigade shirts available too.  These short sleeve shirts are $10 each.  Contact me to see if I have any left in your size.


We hope you can join us, but even if you can't, we hope you can celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2016 where ever you are. #WDSD2016 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Basketball Fun

This weekend big Brother's team played in their conference championship.  It was a very close high energy game, but the Knights pulled out the win.  Before the game Ben again had fun warming up with the team.  

Thank you to the Dreamer and Hawks families who made the big photo cut out heads of the varsity players from the photos I took for the Booster Club fundraiser .  Ben was so excited to get to hold John's head and cheer for him.  (Only in the pre-game since he does not have enough self control to not smack someone with it during the game)  Sorry for the blurry photos, but he was on the court and I was in the top row with just my phone.  

Ben loves to cheer on his Knights.  He loves it when the band plays and when the cheerleaders lead a crowd cheer during time-outs.  He always encourages those around him to stand up and cheer along.  The Knights are now 19-2 on the year with 2 regular season games left.  Looking forward to the last few games of the season to see how the team goes.