Update: Rock Your Socks Hop Gala

Dear Supporter,

DSABV’s annual gala is one of our most favorite days of the year. We love when you, our supporters, donors, and sponsors get to see our amazing members shine. We love watching you interact with them and experience their world for even a few hours. This year’s gala was especially exciting for us because it was scheduled to be held on March 21st which is World Down Syndrome Day. As you can imagine World Down Syndrome Day is a big deal in our community and we wanted to share it with you.

We have tried to find a responsible way which would allow our members to dazzle you with their hand jive and poodle skirts; but because so many of them have compromised immune systems, we must put their health first and have therefore made the difficult decision to postpone the Rock Your Socks Hop Gala on March 21.

Yes, this event raises half of our annual budget and not having it on March 21 feels a little scary. We don’t know what the future looks like. We have always been well supported by this generous community and we look forward to celebrating with you again in the future. We are working out details related to where, when and how we can do this, but as you can imagine details like that do not come quickly when the country shuts down. We appreciate your patience and support.

Stay tuned to our website, social media channels and your email inbox for more information as plans evolve. In the meantime, you can check out the amazing socks some of our members created to wear on World Down Syndrome Day here. We would love for you to join us by wearing these socks on March 21!

With gratitude for your support,

Melisa Spradlin | Executive Director
Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley
(979) 778-7010
1802 Wilde Oak Circle, Bryan, TX 77802


DSABV Socks Designed by Members

To celebrate World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st, we had a Sock Design Contest for our members with Down syndrome and their family members. These are the winning designs through our blind judging process. If you want to get a chance to design our next best-selling socks, don't forget to enter our contest next year!

#BehindTheSocks #WDSDSocks

Purchase Socks Here

What is Down Syndrome?

Down syndrome is the most commonly occurring chromosomal genetic condition. It occurs in 1 out of every 691 births and affects people of all races and economic levels.

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Founded in 2002, our original name was the Down Syndrome Support Group of the Brazos Valley. Our name has changed over the decade, but our purpose remains true. We are a community of individuals and couples with Down syndrome, self-advocates, families, friends and professionals.

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