Numerous studies have shown that active video games may be useful for promoting physical activity for therapeutic uses, including for balance, rehabilitation, and management of illness or disease. However, not many studies have shown what the social outcomes are when people with disabilities play video games for leisure.
Bowling, grabbing a bite to eat, or going to Movie Monday at Ballpark Village are all activities that students are enjoying while participating in the one-to-one friendship program, Best Buddies.
Best Buddies Missouri to Receive $10,000 In Honor of Wells Fargo Volunteer of the Year (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
To recognize the efforts of one of its team member volunteers, Wells Fargo will provide Best Buddies Missouri with a $10,000 grant. Devin DeStefano of St. Louis received a Wells Fargo Volunteer Service Award for his commitment to Best Buddies Missouri.
The month of May was busy with events and awareness initiatives. On Mother’s Day, Best Buddies Missouri was the beneficiary of the All Community Events Mother’s Day 5K & 10K at Forest Park. Mom’s were celebrated all morning and rewarded with a colorful rose and delicious cake pop as they crossed the finish line.
In April, Best Buddies Missouri hosted the 2nd Annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk at Creve Coeur Park. Over 500 participants celebrated our mission of friendship and social inclusion, raising nearly $75,000 for our programs. Special guests Senator Roy Blunt, Miss Missouri Sydnee Stottlemyre, and Olympic Champion and World Cup Champion, Lori Chalupny motivated participants with their words about what Best Buddies means to them and how friendships have helped shape them to become successful leaders for our state.