GHFEDS Events

    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 08 Oct 2018
    • Walter Hall Park - 807 Hwy 3 League City 77573
    Register


    If you are interested in volunteering for GHFEDS Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk please register here.


    The walk will be held on October 27th from 9am - noon at Walter Hall Park in League City.

    We will need volunteers to help from 7am - noon with restocking water and capri-sun's in coolers, restocking snacks, setting up walk signs along walk path, hanging banners, placing fitted table cloths on tables, direct parking, cotton candy machine, popcorn machine, monitor stage, manage registration/volunteer/shirt/prize tables, and clean up.

    Each volunteer will receive a walk shirt and a cinch sack filled with goodies and breakfast.

    Click on each volunteer job for a description and hours needed. Please bring your own volunteer hours form to be signed if needed.

    Please register by October 8th !!

    If you have any questions please contact us at admin@ghfeds.org.

    We greatly appreciate your time to volunteer for GHFEDS Step Up Walk!!



    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 15 Oct 2018
    • Walter Hall Park
    Register


    Order Buttons for the 2018 GHFEDS Step Up For Down Syndrome Walk by October 15th, buttons are $2 each.  Please send a "Head Shot" photo to Elizabeth Stevens at elpool@earthlink.net


    Buttons can be picked up along with your walk shirt pick up TBA.


    This is an example of the buttons, current year will be added to the buttons.





    • 26 Apr 2018
    • 15 Oct 2018
    • Walter Hall Park
    Register


    Team Captains will receive 1 free walk sign when your team raises $100 or more. If your team does not raise $100+ or you want extra walk signs you will need to order here, walk signs are $50 each, please send a "Head Shot" photo and Team Name to Elizabeth Stevens at elpool@earthlink.net

    Signs will be placed along the walk, please pick up your sign after the walk to take home with you.

    Please order by October 15th!

    This is an example of the walk sign, design may be different for this years walk.








    • 05 Jun 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 10 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • McGuire Dent Recreation Center Tennis Courts 2222 28th St Galveston 77550
    Register

    GHFEDS SUMMER PROGRAM

    Tennis Camp

    GHFEDS would like to invite kids with Down syndrome ages 8 and up for a 6 week Summer Adaptive Tennis Camp presented by The Christina Grillo Sullivan Foundation.

    Dates: Tuesday's - June 5,12,19,26, & July 3,10
    Time: 830-10am
    Location: McGuire Dent Recreation Center
    Tennis Courts
    2222 28th St
    Galveston 77550

    Each participant will receive a goody bag and a Camp PossAbilities t-shirt, siblings are welcomed and will be charged $60 per sibling.

    Register with GHFEDS first then complete registration for the Tennis Camp through the foundation's website by clicking https://thechristinasullivanfoundation.org/camp-possabilities-sign-up/.


    • 24 Jun 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 23 Sep 2018
    • Minute Maid Park
    Registration is closed

    GHFEDS was awarded 25 tickets for 2 Houston Astros games this season, 25 tickets for each game. Please choose 1 game to attend, tickets limited to child with Down syndrome, parents and siblings so other families will have a chance to attend.

    You will be receiving a email from the Houston Astros with instructions about printing your tickets or use mobile device to scan tickets.

    If you are unable to attend the game please return the tickets through the link that was given in the email and let us know so we can let another family register for tickets.

    Royals vs Astros - June 24th - 110pm

    Angels vs Astros - September 23rd - 110pm

    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Urban Easel - 527 El Dorado Blvd. St. B, Webster, Tx 77598
    Register

    SUMMER PROGRAM

    Art Camp

    Date: June 28th
    Time: 630-830pm
    Location: The Urban Easel
    527 El Dorado Blvd, Ste B
    Webster 77598

    Join us as we paint with salt! For the first session this summer, we will glue salt down in a cool shape or pattern and then paint over it, giving us a raised surface to paint on. Afterwards, we will choose two colors and put the salt in the paint before putting it on our paper and watch the texture arise and form cool patterns!

    Pizza and drinks will be served.

    Siblings are welcomed and will be charged $10 per sibling.

    You must have a current Annual Membership to register for summer programs, if you need to join or renew membership click here.


    • 07 Jul 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 12:00 PM
    • Main Event - 1125 Magnolia Avenue Webster, TX 77598
    Register

    SUMMER PROGRAM

    Bowling Camp
    Dates: Saturday's - July 7, 14, 21, 28
    Time: 10am-12pm
    Location: Main Event in Webster

    GHFEDS would like to invite kids with Down syndrome for our Summer Bowling Camp, siblings are welcomed and will be charged $28 per sibling, the kids will enjoy 1 hour of bowling, $10 FunCard, and pizza and drinks for all.

    You must have a current Annual Membership to register for Summer Programs, click here to become a member or renew membership.

    • 12 Jul 2018
    • 15 Jul 2018
    • Sheraton Dallas Hotel
    Register

    NDSC Convention

    July 12-15th
    Sheraton Dallas Hotel
    Dallas, Tx



    GHFEDS would like to offer you a $200 stipend per family to attend the NDSC Convention in Dallas. Please click link below for information about the convention. Convention registration opens April 16th at 8am Central Time and it will fill up fast so register promptly.


    GHFEDS will reimburse you a maximum of $200 per family after proof of convention receipt and proof of attendance. You will need to email the proofs to admin@ghfeds.org after attending the convention.

    There are only 17 spots open for this stipend, you must have a current Annual Membership to register for a spot, if you need to join membership or renew click here,  if you register for a spot and then have to cancel please let us know immediately so we can open your spot to other members.

    We hope you enjoy the NDSC Convention, please click link below for more info about the convention, kids camps, brothers and sisters conference, youth and adults conference, hotel information and fee's.

    http://www.ndsccenter.org/the-convention/

    **Please do not forward this email**


    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints 1802 Gunwale Houston 77062
    Register

    GHFEDS has been invited to see a performance of Seussical the Musical by Purple Box Theatre.

    Date: July 24th
    Time: 630pm, performance starts at 7pm
    Location: Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints
    1802 Gunwale
    Houston 77062

    The performance is open for all ages and the family, pictures with performers will be taken after performance, light snacks and drinks will be served.

    The invite was sent to GHFEDS only so let's show them some support from GHFEDS families !!

    • 26 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Urban Easel - 527 El Dorado Blvd. St. B, Webster, Tx 77598
    Register

    SUMMER PROGRAM

    Art Camp

    Date: July 26th
    Time: 630-830pm
    Location: The Urban Easel
    527 El Dorado Blvd, Ste B
    Webster 77598

    Join us this summer for Open Studio Paint! Paint anything you want from our wall of inspiration or from your own! Each kid will get an 11x14 size canvas. They can choose their own colors and style!

    Pizza and drinks will be served.

    Siblings are welcomed and will be charged $10 per sibling.

    You must have a current Annual Membership to register for summer programs, if you need to join or renew membership click here.


    • 28 Jul 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center - 1700 5th Avenue North, Texas City 77590
    Register

    GHFEDS would like to invite your family for our private Summer Splash Social at the Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center in Texas City on Saturday July 28th from 630-830pm.

    We will be celebrating GHFEDS 10th Anniversary since we were unable to celebrate last summer due to Hurricane Harvey!!

    The Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center is an amazing aquatic venture for all ages to enjoy that features a lazy river, flume slides, cool water spa, childrens play area, and much more.

    Pizza, snacks, drinks and cake will be provided, feel free to bring your own food, snacks and drinks. NO Alcohol or Glass Bottles allowed in park.

    GHFEDS, park staff and lifeguards are Not responsible for watching your children, please monitor your children at all times.

    Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center
    1700 5th Avenue North
    Texas City 77590

    See park rules and policies below:

    • Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 16 years.
    • Anyone entering the water must be attired in an approved swimsuit. Swimsuits are designed to be quick drying and are generally made from smooth nylon material. They are durable and hold up to wear from contact with pool chemicals. An appropriate swimsuit is defined as a swim garment with an affixed/ sewn inner lining that is marketed and sold as a bathing suit.
      • No gym shorts (i.e. Under Armour, Mesh, Basketball, Soffe, etc.). Linings in shorts may not qualify as appropriate swimwear. Inappropriate attire may damage our pumps and chemicals. Swimwear with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets, or metal ornamentation are not permitted on play features or slides. Thong bikinis or other revealing swimwear is not permitted. Lifeguard gear or other insignia is not allowed for liability reasons.
    • All children wearing disposable or cloth diapers must have their diapers securely closed by a pair of plastic pants that feature an elastic leg and waist openings. Swim diapers are recommended, along with the plastic pants. Please do not change diapers on the deck. A changing station is provided in the restrooms for the patrons' convenience.
    • The manager on duty has the authorization to request anyone to take a shower before entering the pool.
    • Abusive or profane language will not be permitted. Patrons engaging in harassing and/or violent behavior will receive immediate disciplinary action.
    • Smoking, other tobacco products, alcohol, drugs and gambling are not permitted.
    • Chewing gum is not permitted.
    • Glass containers and bottles are prohibited.
    • No running, horseplay or fighting in the facility is allowed. Dunking, riding shoulders, etc., is not allowed. Patrons are not allowed to throw other patrons into or across the water.
    • Acts of physical affection are not permitted.
    • Loitering is not permitted along the outside of the fence line or adjacent to the facility.
    • Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved floatation devices are allowed.
    • Only employees are allowed in the pump room, mechanical room, concession stand and ticketing booth.
    • Animals are restricted from the facility (unless the animal is a service animal).
    • The Nessler Park Family Aquatic Center Staff are not responsible for items that are lost, stolen, vandalized or left unattended. Lockers are provided for a per use fee to store personal items.

    Slide Rules

    • You must be at least 48 inches tall to ride this attraction.
    • Rider is not permitted to enter the slide until instructed by the lifeguard.
    • Do not run, jump, stand, kneel or dive onto the slide.
    • Enter, ride and exit slide feet first.
    • Cutting in line, horseplay and other unsafe behavior is not permitted.
    • Loitering on the stairs is not permitted.
    • Standing, stopping and sliding down head-first are not allowed.
    • Metal objects, glasses, jewelry, metal snaps, watches, etc., are not allowed on the water slide.
    • Swimsuits with exposed zippers, buckles, rivets or metal ornamentation is not permitted.
    • Floatation devices are not allowed on the slide.
    • Keep hands inside the slide at all times.
    • Only one person is allowed on the slide at a time.
    • Move towards the exit stairs in the catch pool immediately after exiting the slide.
    • Do not cross in front of the other slide.

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    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 10 Aug 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • United Way - 1300 Bay Area Blvd, Bldg A, Room 133, Houston 77058
    Register

    SUMMER PROGRAM

    Music Therapy Camp
    presented by Candace Hunt of Ms. Kandy's Kids

    August 6th - 10th

    Ages 12 and under - 6-645pm

    Ages 13 and up - 7-745pm

    United Way
    1300 Bay Area Blvd, Bldg A
    Room 133
    Houston 77058

    Siblings are welcomed and will be charged $25 per sibling.

    You must have a current Annual Membership to register for this summer program, to renew or join membership click here.

    Candace Hunt's Bio
    CandaceBio8.docx



    • 09 Aug 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • The Urban Easel - 527 El Dorado Blvd. St. B, Webster, Tx 77598
    Register

    SUMMER PROGRAM

    Art Camp

    Date: August 9th
    Time: 630-830pm
    Location: The Urban Easel
    527 El Dorado Blvd, Ste B
    Webster 77598

    Join us as we learn to paint with frozen watercolors! Watch the ice melt and the color come to life on canvas! Next, we will cut out fun shapes and create fizzing art! Watch the reaction of products create a fizz on our fun shapes!

    Pizza and drinks will be served.

    Siblings are welcomed and will be charged $10 per sibling.

    You must have a current Annual Membership to register for summer programs, if you need to join or renew membership click here.


    • 06 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • The Gilruth Center - Destiny Ballroom Room 104, located on Space Center Blvd between Nasa Rd and Bay Area Blvd

    Save The Date
    GHFEDS Transitioning into Adulthood Workshop
    Date & Time: Saturday October 6th from 10am-2pm
    Location: The Gilruth Center at Nasa
    The workshop relates to adults with Down syndrome transitioning into adulthood, speaker topics include college programs, employment, state programs, day programs, housing, healthcare, sexuality, and fitness.

    More info coming soon!!

GHFEDS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit support organization serving the Greater Clear Lake area, including South Houston, Pearland, Pasadena, League City, Galveston, and other surrounding areas.


P.O. Box 891093
Houston, TX 77289
281-736-8008
      

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