Other Events and Programs

The U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, which provides federal funding for the National Institutes of Health, held the first ever hearing on current and future research funding priorities to accelerate scientific discovery that will benefit individuals with Down syndrome and lead to new therapies to treat Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, and other major diseases.

Dare to Play Tennis lasts for six weeks, and participants of all ages attend twice a week. The camp ends with an Exhibition D ay match where campers put everything they’ve learned to use, playing against each other as well as Wilander and Lickle.

A highlight of Global’s Dare to Play Tennis Camp is an Exhibition Day where former #1 seed and 8-time grand slam winner, Mats Wilander, teaches a clinic and takes photos with all the participants. The day ends with a fun and exciting “Exhibition Match” where Wilander and his doubles partner, Cameron Lickle play against some of Colorado’s best tennis players.

The Courage Classic Dare to Ride Team is organized by the Global Down Syndrome Foundation to support the Anna and John J. Sie Center For Down Syndrome at Children's Hospital Colorado, one of the largest pediatric medical care centers for Down syndrome in the world.

Meet Sujeet Desai, his lovely mother Sindoor and his cousin Santosh. We had a wonderful day touring the Sie Center, the Crnic Institute and meeting lots people. Sujeet is now back in NY preparing for his upcoming musical performances.

Fathers Day weekend Global Down Syndrome Foundation joined with other riders to raise money to improve the loves of people with Down syndrome.

John Lynch's Salute the Stars is designed to honor student-athletes, including some with special needs, from the Denver and greater Colorado areas. It is the Lynch's intention to recognize what is 'right' with our youth today. The student-athletes who are honored excel in academics, athletics and community involvement.