The Pujols Family Foundation exists to celebrate and honor individuals with Down syndrome by offering a variety of programs focused on enriching the lives of the individuals and their families.
As parents to a daughter with Down syndrome, Albert and Deidre Pujols know the many blessings a person born with Down syndrome has to share with the world. They established the Pujols Family Foundation to share these blessings with others and to create opportunities that showcase their abilities.
The Pujols Family Foundation offers a multitude of events and programs made available to thousands of people with Down syndrome, which range from Hitters & Splitters Bowling Events to BatterUp! Cooking Classes to annual Autumn Proms. Through generous donations from our partners and community leaders with dedicated service from our amazing team of volunteers, the Pujols Family Foundation’s programs are available at no cost for the people it serves.
Each community it serves has growing needs, which the Pujols Family Foundation strives to meet. To meet these needs, the foundation needs to continue to grow its resources. We invite you to join us in serving the mission of the Pujols Family Foundation and make a donation or volunteer to enrich the lives of individuals who live with Down syndrome.
Hitters and Splitters (Southern California)
The Pujols Family Foundation Hitters and Splitters Event made its debut in Southern California in 2013 and has returned each year as a staple program. Concourse Bowl of Anaheim hosts over 250 participants and family members for a day of bowling, fun and food. Our bowlers come ready to strike their hearts out without any excitement to spare! Our participants are always eager to get out there and show us their stuff! Many of our friends come prepared with their own shoes, bowling balls, and skills! Families are also treated to a variety of food throughout the night. Concourse Bowl provided delicious pizza, salad and drinks.
Batter Up Cooking Classes (Southern California) – 2013-Present
The Pujols Family Foundation of Southern California is honored to have partners like Roy’s Restaurant and the Art Institute who host our Batter Up Cooking Classes. 8 Individuals with Down syndrome from Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, are invited to join the professional chefs for an amazing experience in the kitchen. Individuals learn skills like how to chop vegetables, how to crack and egg, how to make an omelette and more. Together we make a full meal consisting of an appetizer or salad, an entree, and dessert, all prepared by our participants. Everyone then dines together and share their excitement to go home and cook for their families.