The Best Buddies 15th Anniversary Gala: A Celebration of Friendship took place on Saturday, March 4 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Over 300 guests attended, enjoying silent and live auctions, a raffle of a beautiful diamond ring sponsored by Master Jewelers, dinner, dancing, and a program emceed by Eric Halvorson.
In February, several members of the Citizen’s Program met at the ArtMix studios at the Harrison Center for the Arts to participate in a candle decorating project. Led by Jobs Program supervisor and craft aficionado Kim Harvey, fifteen Citizen’s Program Participants donned protective gloves and nurtured their inner Impressionist as they inked over 100 gorgeous candles…
On November 3, 2016 Best Buddies held its annual fall ambassador training. This year we held our training at Duke Realty and Duke Employees volunteered as speech coaches. 10 Best Buddies Participants from different schools and programs learned what it meant to be a Best Buddies Ambassador and advocate for themselves and others.
With funding and support from the Indiana Governors Council for People with Disabilities, Best Buddies Indiana was able to partner with the Close Up Foundation to send six Buddy pairs to Washington D.C. for five night full-immersion experience into American history and politics.
Best Buddies Indiana was selected through the Colts Community Ticket Block program to receive ten tickets to the Colts vs. Chargers game on September 25! This allowed five of our buddy pairs to attend the game together. The tickets also included a pre-game field visit, a photo opportunity on the field, a custom hat for each participant and a meal voucher.
The Best Buddies Mission is alive and well in Lafayette, IN with well over 250 active program participants spanning across two high schools and one university. There are currently three school friendship programs, Lafayette Jefferson High School, West Lafayette High School and Purdue University, which provide buddies and their peers […]
In August, WTHR 13 reached out to Best Buddies Indiana to run a story featuring one of our Buddy Pairs. As Emily Novicki and Madison Peterman were awarded the title of 2016 Buddy Pair of the Year, they were a perfect choice for the friendship feature.
Champion of the Year is an annual eight-week fundraising competition organized by Best Buddies Indiana, featuring a select group of professionals. These philanthropic trailblazers compete to raise the most funds for BBIN and the individual who raises the most money at the end of the competition earns the coveted title […]
The 3rd annual Best Buddies Indiana Friendship Ball took place on Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at Brownsburg West Middle School. The theme this year was Reflections of Friendship and over 700 chapter members from across the state attended this magical evening. Attendees were able to enter into a raffle by […]
On Sunday, November 8th, Pendleton Heights High School (PHHS) Best Buddies hosted a Respect Walk and Challenge Run at Falls Park. Over 180 people, including students from surrounding Best Buddies chapters, showed up to support the mission of Best Buddies. What a great way to spread awareness in the community! […]