Best Buddies Month is a time for Best Buddies participants to reflect on the importance of friendship, jobs, and the development of future leaders. Most importantly, it is a time to show the world the significance of these essentials in every individual’s life. What began in 1993 as a one-day event has become a month-long celebration of the Best Buddies mission. 2017 marks our 28th Anniversary, and we want you to celebrate the impact our friendship, jobs, and leadership development programs have had on your life.
In celebration of #BestBuddiesMonth we will be showcasing outstanding volunteers, employees, and supporters every Monday as part of our Monday Mission Moment series. This post comes from two of our long-standing Bay Area jobs participants, Sarah Hoffman and John Hammond.
Best Buddies International, Special Olympics, and supporters from around the world will unite on March 2nd for the eighth annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day. This day gathers people committed to a more inclusive world to build awareness for our society to stop and think about its use of the R-word and rally people to pledge respect toward all individuals, making the world a more accepting and inclusive place for all people, especially those with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Across the nation, Best Buddies chapter leaders and volunteers are hosting engaging events which challenge their community to think inclusively, share respectful language, and to act more mindfully in the way that they speak.
Danielle Crane does various projects for 3 different departments: Marketing, Publicity, and Talent Relations. She assists with invoices, ordering inventory, putting together and mailing charity boxes, assisting on the set of some of the live shows, along with other projects.
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Pederson family motto is simple: Live like a champ. And not only is Dodgers rookie All-Star Joc Pederson living up to that mantra, but his older brother, Champ, is as well. Champ has Down syndrome, and the brothers unveiled a new cap sporting the family’s […]
“Before becoming involved with Best Buddies, I spent most of my free time at the University of San Francisco going to sporting events. I didn’t have many friends, but I was always looking for ways to meet new people. Since joining Best Buddies, my life has changed for the better. […]
Miguel was introduced to Best Buddies in 2012, when he joined the Jobs program through the Best Buddies partnership with Project SEARCH at Kaiser Permanente Hospital South Bay. When Miguel started his internship rotations, he was at the bottom of his class in basic math and reading skills, and was […]
“Since joining Best Buddies my life has changed for the better. I have made many friends through Best Buddies and I now feel more confident socializing with others. Before Best Buddies, I rarely challenged myself and lived a fairly routine life. This organization has made me more comfortable stepping out […]
It’s prom season again in the Inland Empire, and longtime Best Buddies Advisor at Cajon High School and supporter, Heather Lozano kicked off the Spring semester by hosting the largest Best Buddies prom in the Inland Empire to date! With over 12 schools and 750 Best Buddies participants in attendance, […]
March Madness came early to Trabuco Hills High School this year! On March 6 Trabuco Hills HS Best Buddies organized their first annual March Madness Basketball Game. Teams of buddies and peer buddies spent the evening swooping and hooping, dishing and swishing. This event was truly an inclusive affair: varsity […]