Thank you for FORMING A TEAM for Step Up for Down syndrome - Down Syndrome Alabama's 2016 Buddy Walk. Here is a Step by Step Guide to walk you through the process of STARTING A TEAM.  It is easy so let's get started! 


  • Click the REGISTER NOW button on the home page. 
  • Select your Participant Type (Individual or Organization) 
  • Select Role (Type of Relationship) 
  • Select Team Type (Read carefully)
  • Enter Team Name (Be creative) 
  • Click the Continue to Next Step Button
  • Enter your TEAM fundraising goal (with no symbols)
  • Click Continue to Next Step Button
  • Enter your personal and account information. (NOTE: Your user name is your e-mail address and your password must be at least 6 characters long.)
  • Click Continue to Next Step
  • Choose whether or not you want to make a donation at this time (if yes, fill out payment info)
  • Click Continue to Next Step
  • Review information and make any needed changes
  • Click Complete Registration

Once your registration is CONFIRMED

You can Register others… To do that…

  • Access your Buddy Walk® Fundraising Portal where you can edit your personal and team fundraising pages, email friends and family to ask for support, or register other participants at a later time.
  • Click “Register A New Participant”
  • The team to join will be pre-selected 
  • You will enter "Relationship to You" and "Account Access".

You will have two choices for account access: ? "I Will Manage This Registrant's Account" and "This Registrant Will Manage Their Own Account". If you choose the latter, you must provide a separate email address for each person you register.  

  • Choose Participant Type
  • Choose Join a Team
  • Team Will Be Shown 
  • Click Continue to Next Stept
  • Enter Personal and Account Information of Registrant (if you are managing the account, you will not need to fill out the email and password information as you did when you created the team). 
  • Click Continue to Next Step
  • Choose whether or not you would like to make a donation at this time
  • Click Continue to Next Step
  • Review registrant information and click the blue Complete Registration button
  • Repeat until everyone has been registered.

Once you have registered everyone:

  • You are now logged into your event headquarters for the Walk.  If you exit this page, just login with your email address and password when you return to the Walk Event site.  There are links for you to create your pages, register others to participate and ask donors for their support. 
  • Personalize your fundraising page.  As the Team Captain, you will need to customize your team page.  We encourage you to add photos and a story to make it compelling.  This is the page that potential team members and donors will be visiting!
  • Make sure you look at other areas of your profile for additional tools (importing contact lists, sending messages to donors or team members, etc.

Please contact or call Sue Tolle @ 205-988-0810 with any questions!  We look forward to seeing you on October 2nd at Veteran’s Park Hoover.

Thank you to the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati for providing the inspiration for this resource.

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