Join GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit to Celebrate Down Syndrome Acceptance Month!

GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit is hosting a road rally scavenger hunt to kick off Down Syndrome Acceptance Month, which is in October. Down for the Hunt takes place Sunday, October 3 from 1-3 PM, with an after party from 3-5 PM.  Teams will compete against one another by driving around in cars to unlock clues, complete tasks and challenges, with the goal to be the first team across the finish.  $40 per person includes a Down for the Hunt t-shirt and admission into the road rally. Price for individuals with Down syndrome is $20. Please note! To guarantee a Down for the Hunt t-shirt with your registration, you must submit registration by midnight on Thursday, September 16!

 The aim of the “Down for the Hunt” event is to provide a fun and safe social activity for community members, while also providing critical funding to support the mission and free programs of GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit. The “mystery locations” will be centered around the Playhouse in Southfield and include Royal Oak, Birmingham, Troy and Beverly Hills. 

 Teams can be as big as their car, van or vehicle can hold. The top four teams will win big prize packages. The Road Rally will cap off with an after party from 3-5 PM in the back parking lot of the Playhouse, located at 19799 W. 12 Mile Road, Southfield, Michigan. The Down for the Hunt winning teams will be announced and prizes distributed. Interested individuals and teams can purchase tickets for the Down for the Hunt event, or make a donation, by visiting us here.

“The pandemic has drastically impacted our fundraising opportunities. Like many non-profits, we have pivoted to provide safe fundraising events for our community and those who support us,” explains Lisa Kocab, GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit Board President.“With October being Down Syndrome Acceptance Month, this is the perfect time to safely connect, have fun, all while helping us continue serving hundreds of families in the Metro Detroit Down syndrome community.”  

 Proceeds from the event will help GiGi’s Playhouse continue to provide free programs to help individuals withDown syndrome learn how to read, improve their health and wellness, improve their communication skills through free speech therapy, develop career skills, and reach their greatest potential. 

One family’s experience with the free programs at GiGi’s Playhouse Detroit is the Busque family. “Our 2-year-old daughter Maevis has been going to GiGi’s Playhouse since she was 2 months old,” says Maevis’ Mom Rose Busque. “Our entire family has benefited from the free programs GiGi’s offers. Maevis has picked up new ASL signs in LMNOP which has helped her communication soar. The GiGiFIT classes have helped her hit physical developmental milestones.  We appreciate everything GiGi’s Playhouse has done for us, including the friendships we have made along the way.” 

 Sponsorship opportunities are available to further the impact of this event, while providing branding opportunities for corporate sponsors. Interested sponsors can learn more about the sponsorship levels and benefits and register through the event website here.

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