The 18th Annual Buddy Walk is set for Saturday, September 21 at Sam Houston Park in Amarillo. The annual event is presented by Panhandle Down Syndrome Guild.

The Buddy walk is a family day of fun for all ages. Online registration with guaranteed shirt size will close on Friday, September 20 at 9 p.m. to prepare for the event; however, you can still register at the walk. It is free to attend, but donations are encouraged and prizes awarded for money raised. Donations will be accepted online through the weekend. The event will proceed rain or shine.

The PDSG Buddy Walk is a half mile walk around Sam Houston Park that turns into a festival. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the Buddy Walk begins at 10 a.m. after announcements. During the event, enjoy free food and music. There will be face painting, bouncers, slides, a silent auction, a bungee jumping machine, a petting zoo and more. First responders will be onsite with their equipment for you to see or explore.

The party lasts until 1 p.m.

One of the event sponsors is Attorney Dean Boyd.