Albany Summer of Best Buddies
June, July & August
It is the summertime and Summer of Best Buddies is a fantastic way to stay involved with Best Buddies over the summertime! these events are open to Best Buddies Friendship program participants in Albany. We are so excited to see you all this summer! Please reach out to Shannon at ShannonBoreali@bestbuddies.org with any questions!
We can’t wait to see you all this summer!
EKS Day: Kindness Rock Painting
Wednesday, July 20th
2-3 PM at Hovey Pond Park
Join us for EKS Day on Wednesday, July 20th from 2-3 pm at Hovey Pond to paint kindness rocks and play on the playground. Hovey Pond is home to Freedom Park accessible playground which is fully enclosed with fencing.
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day, or EKS Day, celebrates Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s commitment to advocating for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and giving back to her community. We will be painting kindness rocks to help spread her message of kindness in our local communities. The rain date of this event is Thursday, July 21st. Please RSVP here for this event.
Tri-City ValleyCats Game
Thursday, August 18th
Game starts at 6:30 PM at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium
Fireworks following the game!
Let’s close out the summer at the ballpark! Best Buddies invites you to join us on Thursday, August 18th at Joseph L. Bruno Stadium for a Tri-City ValleyCats baseball game! The game starts at 6:30 pm, and we will be meeting at 5:45 pm to hand out tickets. There will be fireworks at the close of the game.
Best Buddies has a number of free tickets to the game, and these will be given out in order of RSVP’s. Best Buddies members can receive a ticket for themselves and someone to attend with them (2 tickets per member). Please RSVP by August 12th here, and reach out to Shannon, Albany Program Manager, if you need accessibility accommodations for the game.