Jim is 17 and has been involved in Best Buddies for four years at Pekin Community High School. I want to tell you what a profound and positive impact Best Buddies has made on Jim and our entire family.
Presenting Sponsors are WSVN Channel 7, Celebrity Cruises and Gilda Miami, Florida, Feb. 20, 2018— Best Buddies International, a groundbreaking nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is excited to announce the Best Buddies Friendship Walk: South Florida on Saturday, March 17 at Museum Park in Downtown Miami.
Inclusion benefits everyone Sin City is known for singers, dancers, magicians, card deal ers, celebrity chefs and Elvis impersonators, but the real stars of The Strip keep a lower profile. The next time you pump iron at Bellagio Las Vegas for a meeting, you might be greeted by the friendly face of Paul Brooks (pictured right), a gym attendant at the hotel’s fitness center. He is part of the Best Buddies Jobs program.
In November, our Central Illinois office celebrated three years of growing the Best Buddies mission in the region!
MIAMI (WSVN) – Dozens of riders are getting ready to hop on their bicycles to participate in the Best Buddies Challenge. Cyclists will hit the pavement for the Best Buddies Challenge, which will kick off on Friday with a 62-mile ride across the Magic City. “Hope to raise about $2.8 million to support people with…
It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and we love this year’s theme “Inclusion Drives Innovation,” because it captures the true spirit of Best Buddies. National Disability Employment Awareness Month is the perfect time to focus on the successes and special abilities of participants…
I am more selfless because of Best Buddies, and I have so many life-long friends because of Best Buddies. In fact, one of the student leaders was a bridesmaid in my wedding. I love all of the buddies and college buddies.
Climbing on a fire truck, cleaning light bars from emergency vehicles, taking photos of commercial cooking stoves, chatting with the Mayor, setting up online auctions, sorting a couple hundred recycled three ring binders, collecting parking ticket fines…these are just some of the tasks Matt Burns may encounter in his job as a clerk with the City of Indianapolis.
Ericka Doan is not only a Board Member for our Central Illinois office, she is also a Champion of the Year Nominee for our Champion of the Year campaign currently underway in Peoria. Ericka, a former Best Buddies participant in college, graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science, Communication Disorders and Sciences.