The Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads is a non-profit charitable organization that supports the families and persons with Down syndrome. Our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals with Down syndrome, helping them reach their full potential by providing family support, education, and social opportunities in Southeast Virginia and Hampton Roads.
May 12th Young Adults Event at Norfolk Zoo
May 15th CSG Mom’s Night Out
May 17th DSAHR Golf Tournament
June 7th Harborfest
June 19th CSG Mom’s Night Out
June 29th Beach Blast at Dam Neck Beach
Sept. 8th DSAHR Fall Picnic
Sept. 14th Music and Arts Festival
A Letter from the Vice President
Happy Spring everyone! I hope everyone enjoyed their Spring Break and you’re enjoying this beautiful
weather we are having. It’s hard to believe that the end of the school year is just around the corner.
We had a wonderful time at the Marshmallow Roast & Easter Egg Hunt last month. It was a gorgeous
day and everyone had a ball. We played games, hunted for Easter Eggs and ate lots of yummy s’mores. A
few even roasted a Bunny Peeps for a new twist on Easter s’mores. We had a total of 85 people in
attendance! Thank you all so much for coming out and making it such a success. Thank you to BSA for
letting us use Camp Moonyah again. A special shout out and thank you to Troop 462 and Troop 238 for all
your help with the kids.
Our Step Up for Down Syndrome Committee is in full swing and we’d love to have you come out and make
this the best, most successful walk yet. Dave Floyd is working on getting us a 5k, in conjunction with the
walk, to help us raise awareness and funds. We will keep you posted and updated on that. If you would
like to volunteer for this year’s event, please call the office
Mason and I spent our Spring Break with the iCanShine/iCanBike Camp hosted by the Friends of Autistic
Children of Tidewater (F.A.C.T). We had several children from DSAHR that attended the camp. It was
every bit what I had expected and more. It makes me all the more excited for DSAHR to host the camp
next year. Parents and volunteers alike were amazed at how quickly the children progressed from riding
the “trainers” inside on Monday, to being able to ride their own bikes around the parking lot on Friday.
Family Night was a great success with Melissa Zeletski sharing the Just Like You DVD and telling us a
little bit about how she managed to have it shown at Larrymore school in Norfolk. We had Harkey's Pizza
and discussion about the movie. Thank you Melissa for all your hard work getting this DVD shown and
for sharing it with us. It is such a powerful movie; it still brings me to tears.
Watch Facebook for place, date & time of our May Family Night.
Fest Events is coming up and we are planning a Beach Blast in June. With all the activities we have
planned, we hope you can join us as a volunteer, or just as come out and enjoy the fun.
Serving with love,
Vice President, Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads