For thirteen years, Jim Hannon has partnered with Best Buddies to promote their activities in and around the Beach Cities. But no matter how long he works with them, the organization and its mission hit the president of the Beach Cities Cycling Club square in the heart. “It’s so important to so many people.”
A basketball team of Delaware Valley Regional High School students, both players with disabilities and those without disabilities, recently competed with similar teams fielded by North Hunterdon and Voorhees high schools. The team is called “unified.”
The students, mentors and parents were joined on the ice by Kim Trotz, wife of Capitals head coach Barry Trotz, as well as Red Rockers from the Washington Capitals and Valorettes from the Washington Valor. They enjoyed an hour long skating session where you could see
A smile across her face, Caroline Maffai, 19, recounted fun going to the movies and out to restaurants with peers on weekend and after school outings she has enjoyed as part of her school’s new Best Buddies chapter. Maffai, a Fairfield Ludlowe High School senior, is among members of the new club, a chapter of…
Last week, Wheelock College Best Buddies celebrated #BestBuddiesMonth by holding a Spread the Word to End the Word event, aiming to decrease the use of the R-word. In this student-produced video, hear from students and their buddies about what the event and the program mean to them.
As part of a continued commitment to improving the local community, the Florida Panthers Foundation Community Champions Grant Program, presented by Moss Construction and the Moss Foundation, awarded $25,000 to Best Buddies on Saturday night.
On Friday March 3, 2017 the Suffolk University’s chapter of Best Buddies held their “Spread the Word to End the Word” event in the Sargent Hall Function Room. “Spread the Word to End the Word” is a campaign advocated by Best Buddies and the Special Olympics that aims at raising awareness and to educate people
There’s an old saying: Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me. … But boy, is that a lie. Alumna Kelly Reymann (’03), assistant director for The Center on Sensory and Complex Disabilities and an adjunct professor of education, is one of many who disdain the r-word: retarded.
Charlotte McKinney — went to a prom on Friday in Bloomington, California. McKinney, 23, surprised student Samuel Castro, 16, as his date, and even brought him a boutonniere. The model volunteers with nonprofit Best Buddies, which works with “people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
Buddies teamed up at DeLong Middle School in Eau Claire Wednesday to help end hurtful speech. Groups of students went around to different classrooms to make a presentation and encourage fellow classmates to pledge to stop…