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The 24th Annual Best Buddies Miami Gala and Champion of the Year is a spectacular and impactful event. This year we will be adding an exciting new Champion of the Year element. Champion of the Year is a competitive fundraising campaign that unites and recognizes the community’s most active leaders of inclusion. Champion Candidates commit to raising funds and awareness over a 10-week campaign. Adding this component will bring a fun mission twist to the event—culminating in the crowning of the Champion of the Year or the person who raises the most funds for Best Buddies!

At the campaign’s conclusion, 600 loyal Best Buddies supporters—including business leaders, political dignitaries, sports figures, and celebrities—will gather for an exclusive event featuring a gourmet dinner, dazzling entertainment, a top-notch auction and the announcement of the Champion of the Year!

The auction will feature a range of items including fine art, dining, sports memorabilia, vacations & staycations, health & fitness, accessories and one-of-a-kind VIP experiences. Proceeds from the event will go towards supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who are routinely misjudged and ignored.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Island Gardens
888 MacArthur Causeway,
Miami, FL 33132

6:30 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction

8:30 p.m. Gourmet Dinner

9:30 p.m. Announcement of the Champion of the Year 

10:30 p.m. Musical Performance by DJ Khaled

Meet Our 2022 Champion of the Year Candidates

This group of dedicated Best Buddies supporters are competing to raise funds to support friendships, jobs, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). At this year’s Miami Gala, we will celebrate their fundraising efforts and award the top fundraiser the title of Best Buddies Champion of the Year! To learn more and to support these individuals’ fundraising efforts, click their profile. For information on becoming a Champion candidate, please contact MarthaLagarde@bestbuddies.org.

Fundraising Goal

The fundraising goal for this year’s Gala is $2.6 million in revenue from sponsorships, ticket sales and live and silent auctions.

Thanks to you, we are creating more friendships, jobs and leadership opportunities for our program participants! See what we’ve accomplished — with your support — in the Best Buddies Challenge: Miami and Miami Gala 2019 Impact Report.

Sponsors

For information on Sponsorships,
please contact:
Noelle Smikle
Consultant, Development
NoelleSmikle@bestbuddies.org

Auction

For information on Auctions,
please contact:
Marissa Mann
Manager, Special Events Operations
marissamann@bestbuddies.org

Sponsors

For information on Sponsorships,
please contact:
Noelle Smikle
Consultant, Development
NoelleSmikle@bestbuddies.org

Fundraising Goal

The fundraising goal for this year’s Gala is $2.6 million in revenue from sponsorships, ticket sales and live and silent auctions.

Thanks to you, we are creating more friendships, jobs and leadership opportunities for our program participants! See what we’ve accomplished — with your support — in the Best Buddies Challenge: Miami and Miami Gala 2019 Impact Report.

Auction

For information on Auctions,
please contact:
Marissa Mann
Manager, Special Events Operations
MarissaMann@bestbuddies.org