Sammy Sartoris T-21 Friendship Foundation

Sammy's Walk celebrates friendship for everyone, supports awareness for children and adults with Down syndrome!

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More scholarships!!
April 22, 2015
We have added new scholarships!  The Sammy Sartoris T-21 Friendship Foundation will begin offering summer camp scholarships to individuals with Down Syndrome that wish to attend a summer camp!!!  We will post a application early 2016.
Join Our SSFF Walk/Run

This year is the 7th Annual Sammy Sartoris Friendship Walk/Run. The walk is a one mile walk and the run is a 2.1 mile run. We chose 2.1 for the run because Trisomy 21 is the medical term for Down syndrome. We are once again adding children's game this year, music by Gary House, National Anthem by Nathan Joerndt , many great raffles prizes , fresh fruit and water for our walker/runners. But wait.....NEW this year....BUDDY TEAMS. Each buddy team is 2 person team with one person having a disability. Each buddy team member will receive a t-shirt and medal!! Come join us for a day of friendship!!

Become a Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers!! We are currently looking for volunteers for the 5th Annual Sammy Sartoris Friendship Walk. Please send me an email at or call me at 815-674-8271

Scholarship Information

This year again we will be awarding scholarships to Seniors attending high school or home school and living in Livingston County that will continue their education in areas that will benefit individuals with Down Syndrome. along with scholarships for graduating seniors born with DS/other disabilities that want to further their education!!

Touched By Sammy
By Kevin Dougherty

His light shined bright to all that he met
He knew only love in his heart

God's with you now Sammy
And wants us to carry
the lessons you taught us on earth

As these things become clear
we know why we're here
It's to bring you his message of love

So share of yourself to all that you meet
There's a reason they're put in your path

Just speak a kind word
smile and reach out your hand
then you too will have been touched by Sam