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Bouquet Box owner Courtney Sixx and actress Charlotte McKinney joined Best Buddies founder, chairman and CEO Anthony Shriver in hosting a kickoff event on Thursday ahead of Friday’s 25th annual Best Buddies gala.
Mark Bodek, Charlotte FC employee and Best Buddies Jobs participant, served as this year’s North Carolina Champion of the Year Gala keynote speaker.