Western New York held its first every Holiday Gratitude Gathering at the ROC Holiday Village on December 10th.
Western New Yorks Champion of the Year had an amazing Kick off Party at Record Archive on September 5th. Over 150 people came out to support the 13 champion teams competing to raise money for Western NY Best Buddies!
This past Spring, Best Buddies New York hosted their Best Buddies Friendship Walks in Binghamton, Buffalo, and Rochester. Proceeds raised at the walks help Best Buddies New York by funding local programs.
The New York City Outer Space Friendship Ball 2019 was held at Riverdale Highschool. Our buddy pairs attend in their favorite outer space costumes and danced the night away to show their support for Best Buddies.
The Long Island Masquerade Friendship Ball 2019 was held at Longwood High School. Our buddy pairs attended in their favorite masks and danced the night away to show their support for Best Buddies.
On Saturday, March 16, 2019, Western New York Hosted their third annual Best buddies friendship ball of inclusion. Over 250 students came played games, made new friends and danced the night away!
On March 20, 2019, Best Buddies partnered with the Rochester Police Department to hold a press conference for Spread the Word Inclusion.
On Thursday, March 14th over 25 citizen participants and buddy pairs came to La Pittura Studio to paint beautiful pictures of the New York skyline.
On March 6th, Best Buddies participants attended a Career Development Day hosted by Google for Education.
“In my short time I’ve been involved in Best Buddies it has completely transformed me. I was making new friends, having a more optimistic view on life and all students involved are benefiting from the program…”