Andrew is 19 years old and having Down syndrome does NOT slow him down!! Andrew is a sports fan and can be found cheering for his high school teams of Bulldogs and also loves attending Fighting ILL-INI games too! Go CUBS Go! For the past 3 years he has been involved in theater, Penguin Plays(theater for people with special needs that pairs each artist up with a mentor to help support them on stage!).He loves going to watch other plays too. One of his favorites is Addams Family! He loves music and attends as many concerts as he can. He competes in Special Olympics Gymnastics, Bocce, Track & Field, Bowling, and Basketball and has won lots of medals. He has a fantastic sense of humor and is quiet the comedian once you get to know him :) We have loved watching him grow from a tiny toddler to a strong confident and outgoing young man!
Erin is a very strong willed 5 yr old who keeps us on our toes!!!! So we are walking for her because she amazes us everyday with things she has overcome and continues to achieve everyday!
Chance is a twelve year old boy who loves swimming, playing outside, tag, school, the Wild Kratts, and Jeff Dunham. He is super loving and kind. Chance also has the most awesome sense of humor and best laugh ever.
Daniel,age 4 (by the time of the buddy walk) is an adventurous young man who love everyone around him.
Team Mia Allyn
Team Spencer’s goal is to raise awareness of Down syndrome.
Tiffany Hand, age 18. Loves sports, Disney, and Illini.
Thomas A.k.a Tommy is a very happy, energetic, full of life little guy. Everyone that meets him falls in love with him.
Tyrese & His Titans
Tyrese is 14 years old and lives in Champaign, Illinois. He is involved in many Special Olympic sports, the Penguin Project, Tom Jones Challenger League, and works hard at being a good helper for his teachers and classmates. He also likes Veggie Tales, Teen Titans Go, popcorn, playing with his two dogs, and is rumored to even get along with his older brother on occasion. Tyrese is quite the competitor and is very kind-hearted.
Willie’s team works together to make sure we supply him with all the love and tools needed to be independent.
Champaign County Down Syndrome Network, PO Box 1143, Champaign, IL 61824