Best Buddies Chapters and Families Unite
In the heart of Pennsylvania, from the bustling streets of Philadelphia to the vibrant cityscape of Pittsburgh, a heartwarming story unfolded. This tale centers around the convergence of two Best Buddies Chapters brought together by family ties. Meet Kelly, a remarkable participant in the Philadelphia Citizens Chapter, and her buddy, Sarah.
Kelly, standing confidently on the left, embodies the spirit of acceptance that Best Buddies aims to foster. Her journey into the world of Best Buddies was sparked by a source of inspiration close to her heart—her daughter, Meghan. A dynamic force in her own right, Meghan serves as the Duquesne Chapter President in Pittsburgh, leading a community dedicated to the principles of friendship, inclusivity, and support.
The bond between Kelly and Sarah is evident to anyone around them! Whether it be at the bowling lanes or shopping together at the mall, it is clear this connection extends beyond the realm of mere friendship. It is a celebration of diversity, understanding, and the shared commitment to building a world where everyone belongs.
The narrative takes root in Philadelphia, where Kelly, having heard about the incredible initiatives of inclusion spearheaded by her daughter in Pittsburgh, felt compelled to be a part of this movement.
“When I heard my daughter Meghan talking about the work she was doing with Best Buddies and the wonderful friendships they fostered, I knew I wanted to be involved as well! I reached out and after some time was matched with Sarah and am so thankful to have her in my life!”
Sarah, standing proudly in the middle, shared that her match with Kelly has been awesome and that she loved meeting Meghan too! She stated, “she’s nice to hang out with, and go places, and exploring with!” The smile on her face is a reflection of the joy derived from the genuine connections fostered through this organization.
Meghan, Kelly’s daughter and the Duquesne Chapter President, plays a pivotal role in Best Buddies in Pittsburgh. Her leadership and dedication contribute to building a tight-knit community where every member is valued and included.
“Best Buddies is something I am incredibly passionate about and would love to continue to work with for as long as I can, I am so happy that my mom is a part of the movement now too!”
The collision of the Philadelphia Citizens Chapter and the Duquesne Chapter on the bowling lanes is more than just a gathering; it’s a celebration of family ties, shared values, and a commitment to a more inclusive future. The journey from Philly to Pittsburgh becomes a metaphor for the journey towards a more inclusive and compassionate society—one where Best Buddies Chapters continue to create spaces for connections that transcend differences.