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NFP of NOTE: Down Syndrome Indiana

 IBJ Staff
August 14, 2010
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Not-For-Profit of Note

Down Syndrome Indiana is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with Down syndrome. Our mission is to serve as a conduit of information, support and advocacy for individuals with Down syndrome and their families, which promotes growth and inclusion in the community.

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  • The Sky is the Limit!
    During halftime of their first pre-season game on Sunday, August 15, the Indianapolis Colts recognized twenty-four outstanding volunteers and philanthropists by having Colts owner Jim Irsay present them with a Golden Horseshoe Award! This is the first year for the Golden Horseshoe Award, which was created by the Colts to raise awareness for local charities and their volunteers and philanthropists who are making a significant impact in our local communities.

    Down Syndrome Indiana is proud to be one of the twelve charitable organization�s honored at Sunday�s game. Meet our top volunteer and top philanthropist below:

    Angie Cain is a 26 year old with Down syndrome and has volunteered more than 400 hours with Down Syndrome Indiana! Angie participated in the ââ?¬Å?Our Voiceââ?¬Â¦Our Visionââ?¬Â¦Our Futureââ?¬Â? conference that was put on by the Arc of Indiana and the Indiana Governorââ?¬â?¢s Council for People with Disabilities. While there she shared her voice and opinion on critical issues impacting people with developmental disabilities and their families. In addition, she has represented Down Syndrome Indiana on television encouraging others to attend and support the local Buddy Walk Ã?®.

    The dedicated owners and staff of Montgomery Aviation take pride in fund raising for Down Syndrome Indiana each year. For the past three years, Montgomery Aviation has hosted a Fly-in and Fundraiser that have generated more than $36,000 to support the mission of Down Syndrome Indiana making it the largest single donor to the organization.
    In celebration, please join us at the Fly-in and Open House on Saturday, August 21st from 10am to 2pm at the Indianapolis Executive Airport where the sky is truly the limit for individuals with Down syndrome! The airport is located at 11329 East S.R. 32, Zionsville, IN 46077. This event is open to the entire community and admission is free! Join us for aircraft displays, children�s activities, military aircraft, live music and food! Together Down Syndrome Indiana and Montgomery Aviation celebrate an event where the sky is truly the limit!

    For more information call 317-925-7617 or visit www.dsindiana.org.

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