Softball Walks to Benefit National Down Syndrome Society

BOSTON, Mass. – As one of their many on-going community service initiatives, members of the University of Massachusetts Boston softball program helped to raise money and awareness during the National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk.  The day-long event was held at Lake Quannapowitt, in Wakefield, Massachusetts and raised more than $346,000.

Head softball coach Natalia Ardagna brought her team to the event as a way to help raise money for not only a family friend, but for the entire organization.  Players got a chance to talk with volunteers and families who have dedicated their lives to helping the National Down Syndrome Society. 

UMass Boston athletics pride themselves in having an active involvement both on campus and in the community.  All of the teams take part in some type of special event(s) throughout each academic year, and have become a staple in many different organizations, whose sole purpose is to educate and help those in need.

For more information about the Buddy Walk or to make a donation visit