“Being positive is the key to my existence and everyone has a struggle that they want to overcome. I do not want my cerebral palsy to define me.”
Daniel was one of the first participants in the Best Buddies Tennessee Jobs program in 2015, and listed his dream job in an office setting, with a focus on tech work. After several interviews, he found a full-time position at Verus Healthcare as a medical equipment technician.
Carolyn and Haley’s friendship is unique in more ways than just its beginnings as a natural friendship. The two have a bond that is absolutely beautiful to watch, attending concerts and sporting events together, and having girl’s nights and sleepovers regularly.
Anneliese’s primary hope for Matt was to experience true friendship and love, so when she found Best Buddies online, it seemed like the perfect fit. But there was just one problem: Best Buddies didn’t have programs in Tennessee.
Steve Naff and Mike Maquire have been paired through the Best Buddies Citizens program since 2016. Steve, a veteran of the Gulf War, and Mike, a Best Buddies participant and Best Buddies Tennessee office assistant, are described as a perfect match by those who know the pair.
Team Construction’s Best Buddies Prom presented by McNutt Pediatric Dentistry and The Charley Foundation was a night where the magic reigned supreme and the dance floor stayed packed with beaming faces. 2,000 Best Buddies participants came together for an evening that did not disappoint.
The 5th annual Best Buddies Gala & Casino presented by Jim Keras Subaru in Memphis hosted over 250 faithful friends, supporters, and sponsors who came together for an unforgettable evening in support of our mission.
Livi Aldrich has been a part of the Best Buddies School Friendship program since the third grade. This exceptional young woman is a shining example of how Best Buddies has the ability to transform the lives and create leaders.
Tennessee Jobs Participant & Promoters Chapter Awarded at 28th Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference
This year’s Best Buddies Leadership Conference focused on “Passing the Torch” and igniting the globe with the values of our mission. Over 2,300 student leaders, volunteers and community advocates from around the world united July 21-24, 2017 at Indiana University in Bloomington to develop the skills needed to organize and lead a Best Buddies chapter at their school, while also sharing the mission within their community.
Morgan Tibbens is a participant in Best Buddies’ School Friendship Program at Lewisburg High School where she has formed an undeniable bond with her buddy, Taylor. This past year, Morgan achieved local fame when she was crowned “Miss Amazing Teen Mississippi”, the state title to a national pageant that focuses on the strengths and abilities of women with IDD.