Sammy’s Place Hosts the 12th Annual Buddy Walk at the Beach

NEHALEM, OR: On September 17, Sammy’s Place will host the 12th Annual BUDDY WALK® at the BEACH in downtown Seaside.  The BUDDY WALK® at the BEACH will support Sammy’s Place’s vision to establish a much needed living and working community for adults with special needs in our North Coast community, and promote awareness of people with special needs in Tillamook and Clatsop counties.


The BUDDY WALK® is a national program providing an opportunity for our entire community to come together and walk side by side with friends, family members and neighbors to promote understanding and acceptance of people with special needs.


Locally, the 2015 BUDDY WALK® at the BEACH raised over $38,000 from nearly 500 supporters. Sammy’s Place President Julie Chick said, “We were bolstered by the groundswell of support we received last year, and heard that our vision was, indeed, shared by our special needs friends. We have our work cut out for ourselves and want to keep the momentum moving forward.”

Buddy Walk


This year’s goal is to raise an additional $15,000. Register online to participate in the BUDDY WALK® at the BEACH or make a donation at


Most of the funds raised will continue to be used to purchase land to implement Sammy’s Place’s vision of an inclusive residential community. Additionally, Sammy’s Place is now turning its attention towards launching nature-based programs for and with our special needs community. These programs will be focused on recreational, educational, and employment opportunities.



About Sammy’s Place: Sammy’s Place was founded in 2006 as an Oregon 501(c)(3) organization. The mission is to create a nature­-centered living, working and respite community for people with special needs and those who share their journey – a place where everyone is supported to learn, grow, and thrive.


Sammy’s Place seeks to empower the special needs community by creating opportunities to engage with the extraordinary natural environments of the North Coast of Oregon. Additionally, Sammy’s Place is working towards providing alternative housing options for adults with disabilities.


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