All you need to know for the 2020 Tulsa Buddy Walk!

This Sunday, September 27 is our 2020 Tulsa Buddy Walk! Although this year definitely looks different, we plan on still having a lot of fun. A big thanks to our amazing sponsors and our 50+ registered teams who have helped raise nearly $50,000 for DSAT.

Buddy Drive Car Parade

We look forward to seeing you at our first ever “Buddy Drive” Car Parade on Sunday, September 27 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Holland Hall. Feel free to come anytime during that hour (it’s not necessary to come right at 11:00 a.m.) to alleviate any possible traffic issues. Our DSAT Ambassadors will be leading the parade as our Grand Marshalls. We can’t wait to see your decorated cars!

Ribbon Cutting and Buddy of the Year

Our DSAT Ambassadors will be coming to you live via Facebook at 11:00 a.m. to officially kick-off the car parade with a ribbon cutting. Our 2020 Tulsa Buddy Walk Chair Leslie Long will also announce the Buddy of the Year.

Medals & Patches

We will still have medals and patches this year! They will both be handed out during the car parade on Sunday.

Can’t make it to the parade? You can pick up your medals/patches at the Bistro at Seville during business hours. (Monday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. and Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.).

Giveaways

We will have spots along the parade route for giveaways from Holland Hall, Case & Associates, Pamela Nichols, DSAT and Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ!

Characters

Elsa and Spiderman from Regal Characters can’t wait to see your families and will be handing out candy along the parade route.

Cheering You On

The Buddy Walk Committee, Holland Hall students, cheerleaders, band members and football players will be cheering you on from the sidelines!

T-Shirts

If you didn’t pick-up your pre-ordered t-shirt during the T-shirt pick-up event on September 12, a stop will be set up at the end of the parade route for you to pick up your shirt. Additional shirts will not be available to purchase this year.

Tulsa Buddy Walk sign by Curb Confetti

It wouldn’t be Buddy Walk without the amazing letters from Curb Confetti! The letters will be located near the Primary School at the end of the parade route (see map). Please feel free to get out and take photos but be mindful of social distancing and others waiting for photos.

Calendars

You may now purchase a 2021 DSAT calendar at https://dsat.org/dsat_calendar. A QR code will be passed out at the event with the link, in case you forget. You can choose pick-up or shipping.

John’s Crazy Socks

Our John’s Crazy Socks fundraiser is still going strong but will only last until October 15! Here's how it works:

*All you have to do is buy a pair of socks (or 100 - they also have masks and apparel).

*10% of the net sales from that purchase goes to DSAT!

*Enter code FG-TULSABUDDY20 at checkout.

*Bonus: John's Crazy Socks will also give a free mystery gift to anyone who uses the code.

You can use this code anytime (as many times as you want) until October 15. Visit https://johnscrazysocks.com/ and start shopping today.

Raffle

Good news! We have extended the raffle until Thursday, October 1 so there is still time to get your virtual tickets!

Raffle prizes include:

*Wine dinner for 10 or Lunch for 15 at The Bistro at Seville! Up to a $1,000 value.

*A beautiful Chiminea kit that includes pinion wood, lava rocks, fire starters, hood and stand. A $500 value!

*A dinner for 4 at Dilly Diner, located in the heart of The Blue Dome District.

*A one month unlimited class pass to the brand new PLNK|TUL, an advanced certified Lagree studio with a focus on targeted muscle strength building and conditioning. A $220 value.

Raffle tickets can be purchased for $10 for 1 ticket or $25 for 3 tickets.

For more information on how to purchase raffle tickets and for more details on the prizes, visit https://www.ds-stride.org/tulsabuddywalk/Raffle-Information.

Virtual Dance Party

DJ Darku will join us from St. Vitus in downtown Tulsa for a virtual dance party to wrap up the Tulsa Buddy Walk weekend at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 27. If you are joining from a mobile phone, make sure to download the Zoom app first.

Join directly at https://zoom.us/j/93067856601?pwd=eGNtQjd6aXZkYklaM3FUNTVPWHdzdz09. Or https://zoom.us/ Meeting ID: 930 6785 6601, Passcode: 849983.

And make sure to mute your microphone!

Celebrate Your Way

We can't wait to hear how you are celebrating the 2020 Tulsa Buddy Walk. We encourage everyone to organize your own personal celebrations and tag us on social media using #TulsaBuddyWalk. We know of several families hosting their own celebrations in their neighborhoods and local parks!

We only ask that Buddy Walk team captains follow state and CDC guidelines to keep everyone healthy.

 

For more information, to sponsor or to create a team, visit https://www.ds-stride.org/tulsabuddywalk.