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BENTONVILLE -- Big Whiskey's American Restuarant and Bar is celebrating World Down Syndrome Day with a week-long fundraiser for the Down Sydrome Connection of NWA, according to a press release.

The fundraiser comes just days after the Bentonville location's first anniversary and was inspired in part by a Big Whiskey's employee with down syndrome.

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"People with down sydrome are really limited only by society's expectations of them and the lack of opportunities afforded to them because of negative stereotypes," Shane Miller, owner of the Bentonville location, said.

From March 14-21, patrons will be asked to round their Big Whiskey purchase up to the nearest whole dollar and give their change to Down Sydrome Connection of NWA, according to the press release.

"Opportunities and events like the one Big Whiskey's is hosting for World Down Sydrome Day are a benefit to our organization in many ways," Lincoln Keck, Down Sydrome Connection of NWA board member said. "One of the most exciting aspects is to see how the programs and connections facilitated by DSCNWA in our community can be instrumental in creating opportunities for growth, development, and future employment for people with Down syndrome."

On March 21 from 5-9 p.m., 10 percent of all sales will go directly toward Down Sydrome Connection of NWA, according to the press release.

NW News on 03/16/2018

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