May 6, 2017
Xfinity Center Pavilion, University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Join us at the Best Buddies Friendship Walk, the number one walk in the country raising awareness and funds to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). The walk plays a key role in funding Best Buddies programs dedicated to one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD.
Best Buddies Citizens fosters one-to-one friendships between adults with and without IDD in corporate and civic communities. This program helps people with IDD become part of mainstream society and creates an inclusive and diverse community for all. Periodically, we will be highlighting a buddy pair that has gone above and […]
Best Buddies Maryland would like to congratulate Milton Somers Middle School in La Plata on a terrific year! Milton Somers started their Best Buddies chapter this past fall, and they have already accomplished so much. They have made five buddy pair matches, and have hosted a bevy of activities, including a […]
“At 12 years old, my mother put me in Rosewood Center, an institution for people with disabilities. It was difficult being away from my family and friends, including those at Best Buddies Maryland. I was there until I turned 40 years old. Rosewood is now closed for good, and I […]
“Carlos and I met in the 2013-2014 school year—our first year participating in Best Buddies—at Howard High School. After forming a friendship almost instantly, I knew Carlos and I were destined to be a buddy pair. Before Best Buddies, Carlos did not participate in any clubs or allied sports, and […]