"Best Buddies has opened up the doors for friendship and has allowed me to start reaching for my goals. My goal in life is to inspire everyone to be bigger, faster, stronger; to be the best form of themselves by going beyond all limits; and to push themselves and others to be their very best."
October 4, 2018
West Des Moines, IA Ron Pearson Center
Join us on Thursday, October 4, 2018, for an evening of food and friendship at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines for hearty appetizers and desserts prepared by chefs from thirteen area restaurants and Best Buddies Iowa buddy pairs.
Last summer, Jack had the opportunity to attend Best Buddies Leadership Conference where he participated as an Ambassador. Throughout the weekend, he had the opportunity to work on writing a speech that he would later share with over 2,300 conference participants. After returning to Iowa, Jack continues to inspire so many through sharing his story at both chapter and state wide events.
Paige Petersen, the 2016-2017 Chapter President for the Waukee High School Best Buddies chapter first met her buddy Brian in the sixth grade. At the time, both Paige and Brian were attending Diamond Canyon Elementary in Phoenix, Arizona.