Downingtown Dominators Kick Off Buddy Walk


Sara Stellman

Let’s go Dominators! The all-abilities cheer team jump-starts the Buddy Walk at West Goshen Park.

Julia Staffieri, Staff Reporter

The Downingtown Dominators recently put on a brief yet impressive, stunt-filled cheer routine to kick off the annual Buddy Walk and Family Fun Day in West Chester. They earned loud applause from many local families who lined up with signs, T-shirts, and smiling faces to walk the perimeter of West Goshen Park in support of children and young adults with Down syndrome.

The Dominators, which includes students from both Downingtown West and East high schools, cheered on the Buddy Walk participants during the October 9 event. Liz Schlosser, a Downingtown West junior varsity cheer coach, is the founder and head coach of the all-abilities cheer team. “The Buddy Walk is one of my favorite events of the year because it brings together people with and without disabilities from all over Chester County,” Schlosser said. “We get to cheer each other on and imagine a world where everyone is included.”

After the walk, attendees enjoyed food, vendors, raffles, and games.

Chester County Down Syndrome Interest Group runs the Buddy Walk to promote awareness and inclusion for individuals with Down syndrome.