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Laura Hartson - Buddy Walk® at the Beach 2015

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While most of us were excited when we approached high school graduation and looked toward the future as full of possibility, young people with disabilities
"age out of the system" and suddenly find themselves without the support, programming, and services they received during their school years.


This year’s Buddy Walk at the Beach, one of over 250 nation-wide, is looking to raise $30k to support Sammy's Place, on Oregon‘s beautiful north coast, to establish a much needed living and working community for adults with special needs. The walk will promote awareness and the vision Sammy’s Place has for those with special needs. If you cannot make our walk, we encourage you to donate here, then find a Buddy Walk close to you or choose any walk/bike ride to celebrate inclusion. You can Register for the Buddy Walk at the Beach and/or Fundraise and qualilfy to win big prizes, supporting Sammy's Place. Click 'Join Event' above.


SAMMY’S PLACE - Oregon 501 (c) (3)
Imagine an inclusive environment, with rural acreage, gardens and paths, a main lodge with independent living cabins, and opportunities to work, learn, and grow throughout adulthood. We plan to offer this to those who come to live and work at Sammy's Place with an emphasis on living close to Nature. We need your help to make this vision a reality, please share it widely. Become a Sammy's Place Fundrasier through this Buddy Walk! The prizes for Fundraisers are awesome - Click 'Join Event' to Register/Fundraise or Fundraise Only. 



While fundraising for Sammy’s Place isn’t required to participate in the Buddy Walk®, we’d truly appreciate your support. A fundraising page can be automatically created for you when you register, and we’re offering some pretty incredible incentives this year… 

Whoever raises the most money online before the Buddy Walk® at the Beach will win… 
$1,000 in VISA gift cards
• A 2-night stay at the beachfront Oceanside Surfsand Resort in Cannon Beach, Oregon
• $50 gift certificate to the Fort George Brewery in Astoria, Oregon
• 2 tickets to the Columbia River Maritime Museum, Astoria, Oregon

Second Place will win… 
A 2-night stay at the Sunset Surf Motel in Manzanita, Oregon
• 4 movie tickets to the Coming Attractions Theater in Seaside, Oregon
• $50 gift certificate to: the Fort George Brewery in Astoria, Bay Breeze Boarding & Grooming in Warrenton, and Little Apple Deli in Manzanita (all locations in Oregon)
• $20 gift certificate to Mother Nature’s Natural Foods in Manzanita, Oregon 

• Third Place wins a $100 VISA gift card

Fourth Place fundraiser will win 2 passes to any 2015 performance at Coaster Theater in Cannon Beach and a $25 gift card to eat at Lumberman’s Grill before the show. 

• Fifth Place is 1 gift card for Coming Attractions (movie) Theater, Seaside, Oregon, and a $25 gift card to eat at Lumberman’s Grill before the movies.

Click Here for rules.


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Blake and Noah Chick

Blake and Noah Chick


Rock on you Buddy Walkin' Cousin! 3 years ago