Sammy Sartoris T-21 Friendship Foundation

Sammy's Walk and Golf and Tennis outings celebrate friendship for those born with Down syndrome. We use 100% of all money raised in Illinois to help those in Livingston County, Illinois and 100% money raise on Florida to help those on the Treasure coast! Thanks for helping us to make a difference in the lives of those born with Down syndrome!

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Sammy Sartoris Friendship Foundation Scholarship
April 22, 2015
During the month of May, the Sammy Sartoris T-21 Friendship Foundation awarded 4 scholarships to High school seniors residing in Livingston County and going into the field of study that benefits individuals with Down syndrome. ┬áSammy's sister Rhiannon Long, Sammy's best friend, Marcus Long, Sammy's niece Maria Long and Sammy's Uncle Mike Gernentz presented the…
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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