2024 Dash for Down Syndrome Team Spotlights

Our 3rd annual Dash for Down Syndrome is on April 27th, 2024 at Winnequah Park in Monona. Everyone has their own reasons for participating so we wanted to highlight them for you. To learn more or create your own team, click HERE Scroll down to see all our spotlight teams! Team: DoubL TroubL To donate…

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Community Generosity

Our participant Matt is helping us add donor recognition leaves to our robust donor tree! Our donor tree is beautiful focal point of our Playhouse and represents the generosity of our community. Each leaf represents an individual or organization who has given $1,000 or more through life-time giving (it does not need to be a…

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Incredible Interns

As a 99% volunteer run organization, we rely on the time and talents of all our volunteers. We have so many people willing to give their time to our Playhouse community that we are consistently in the top 5% of annual volunteer hours across our entire network of 58+ Playhouse locations! This Spring session of…

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Celebrating a Best of All Moment

Celebrating a ‘Best of All’ moment is a standard practice during all our programming because our friends are ALWAYS giving their best in all they day. Here’s a reminder on what ‘Best of all’ is: https://gigisplayhouse.org/madison/best-of-all/ This week we are celebrating our GiGiFIT adult participant, Michelle. Michelle is always the biggest cheerleader for her friends…

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Adventures in Advocacy

What does it mean to be an advocate? That can depend on the individual but no matter how people choose to advocate, the ultimate goal is to publicly show support of an individual or organization’s cause. Our mission is to change the way the world views Down syndrome and bring a global message of acceptance…

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Looking Back: Elevating the Down Syndrome Community in 2023!

Each year we like to reflect on the ways our community has lived our mission of ‘changing the way the world views Down syndrome and bringing a global message of acceptance for all’. From celebrating the introduction of innovative programs, the initiation of powerful collaborations, and the heightened success of our fundraisers-together, we’ve made strides…

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#GenerationG – Acceptance For All

#Generation G is a worldwide movement that goes beyond Down syndrome to send a global message of acceptance for ALL.  UW – Madison and Badgers Give Back is a part of this worldwide movement.   Badgers Give Back is a UW-Madison organization that focuses on creating community relationships with Badger student-athletes, staff, and community organizations. Our Program and…

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Spring into Fitness at GiGi’s Playhouse Madison!

At GiGi’s Playhouse Madison we offer a purposeful, physical-therapy based program called GiGiFIT. This program is offered for ALL Ages throughout the year: Infants, Toddlers, Kids, Teens, and Adults. The goals of our FIT programs are to increase self-confidence, self-esteem, personal wellness, and the quality of life of our participants.   GiGiFIT introduces the key…

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Ready, Set, Spring!

GiGi’s Playhouse Madison is gearing up for another fun session, full of FREE Program Offerings for ALL ages. Our Spring Session kicks off the week of January 29th and runs through April 26th. All Group Programs will run the same time and day each week, and will led by 2-3 trained, energetic and FUN Program Leaders!…

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