Representatives of the El Paso Community Foundation and Down Syndrome Coalition for El Paso presented a check for $6,000 to the El Paso Community College board of directors at its February 27 meeting.
The money, generated by last year’s Buddy Walk for Down Syndrome awareness, goes to scholarships for EPCC students with disabilities. A total of 35 students have received scholarships through the program.
More than 1,300 people participated in last year’s Buddy Walk, an increase of 400 from the previous year.
The 9th annual Buddy Walk will be October 6 at EPCC’s Valle Verde campus.