Croakies Joins Forces with National Down Syndrome Society

PLAINVILLE, Mass. (September 15, 2017) – Croakies, the manufacturer of industry-leading outdoor eyewear retention products, who is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, proudly announces it has signed on as a Premier Sponsor of the upcoming 23rd Annual National Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk, to take place this Saturday, September 16 in New York City.

As part of their support of the NDSS Buddy Walk, Croakies is donating 2,500 Croakies retainers for adults and kids, to outfit all event participants. This donation marks the largest single product donation in recent history for the Croakies brand.

“We are honored to play a small part in the New York City Buddy Walk and align ourselves which such a phenomenal organization as NDSS,” explains Chris McCullough, Director of Consumer Brand Marketing for Hilco Vision and Croakies’ Head of Marketing.

The National Buddy Walk program has more than 250 events yearly with more than 325,000 participants across the globe. It has been ranked in the top 30 peer-to-peer fundraisers nationally since 2008 when records of the top fundraisers were being kept. Funds from the event directly support NDSS’ efforts to advocate for all individuals with Down syndrome (and their families) at the federal, state and local levels.

To learn more about Croakies’ latest collection of eyewear retainers and outdoor lifestyle accessories, and to stay up to date on upcoming events and promotions in conjunction with the brand’s 40th Anniversary, please visit


About Croakies
Often imitated but never duplicated, the original Croakies were invented in 1977 by a local ski patrolman from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming. Today, Croakies is still proudly headquartered in the mountains of the American West, with most of its production in Bozeman, Montana. With Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks as a backyard, the brand’s inspiration remains unchanged: to create best-in-class retention products that inspire everyday adventure and provide comfort, style, durability, and functionality to active people of all ages. For more information about Croakies and its latest product line, please visit or follow them on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using @croakies. Croakies is part of the Hilco Vision portfolio of brands.

About NDSS
The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome. NDSS provides state-of-the-art, comprehensive programming to all individuals with Down syndrome and their families with four main areas of programming which include: the National Advocacy & Policy Center, the National Inclusive Health & Sports Program featuring our National Buddy Walk® Program, Community Outreach and Resources and Public Awareness. NDSS envisions a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities. For more information visit

Media Contact:
Chris McCullough
(206) 450-7028