We are honored to welcome the OrthoIndy Foundation as our presenting friendship walk sponsor. Over 2000 of our friends are expected to join together at Celebration Plaza at White River State Park to walk or run for inclusion. Most will choose to participate in the two-mile fitness walk along the river, but if you’re a runner, be sure to sign up for the timed 5K Run along the Canal.
The Best Buddies 15th Anniversary Gala: A Celebration of Friendship took place on Saturday, March 4 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Over 300 guests attended, enjoying silent and live auctions, a raffle of a beautiful diamond ring sponsored by Master Jewelers, dinner, dancing, and a program emceed by Eric Halvorson.
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.
In February, several members of the Citizen’s Program met at the ArtMix studios at the Harrison Center for the Arts to participate in a candle decorating project. Led by Jobs Program supervisor and craft aficionado Kim Harvey, fifteen Citizen’s Program Participants donned protective gloves and nurtured their inner Impressionist as they inked over 100 gorgeous candles…
Best Buddies is partnering with the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities and the Close Up Foundation to send six buddy pairs to Washington, DC for an incredible experience. Close Up’s flagship High School Program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for students to experience their government in action.
We have a winner! On Thursday, November 10, Champion Candidate Angela Durbin and her trusted campaign manager, Ned Russell-Sullivan were awarded the coveted 2016 Champion of the Year title.
On November 3, 2016 Best Buddies held its annual fall ambassador training. This year we held our training at Duke Realty and Duke Employees volunteered as speech coaches. 10 Best Buddies Participants from different schools and programs learned what it meant to be a Best Buddies Ambassador and advocate for themselves and others.
With funding and support from the Indiana Governors Council for People with Disabilities, Best Buddies Indiana was able to partner with the Close Up Foundation to send six Buddy pairs to Washington D.C. for five night full-immersion experience into American history and politics.
Best Buddies Indiana was selected through the Colts Community Ticket Block program to receive ten tickets to the Colts vs. Chargers game on September 25! This allowed five of our buddy pairs to attend the game together. The tickets also included a pre-game field visit, a photo opportunity on the field, a custom hat for each participant and a meal voucher.
The Best Buddies Mission is alive and well in Lafayette, IN with well over 250 active program participants spanning across two high schools and one university. There are currently three school friendship programs, Lafayette Jefferson High School, West Lafayette High School and Purdue University, which provide buddies and their peers […]