Best Buddies in WI: June Updates
Stay Connected With Best Buddies, Virtually
Best Buddies in Wisconsin has decided to continue with our virtual activities throughout the summer. We hope that you will continue to engage with us! As a reminder, these activities are free and open to all Best Buddies participants and families.
**Activities will be held over Zoom. To join an activity, email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link and password.
Inclusion Isn’t Canceled, It’s Evolving!
Here at Best Buddies in Wisconsin, we’ve been hard at work to find creative ways to keep our participants engaged. From Scavenger Hunts to Game Nights to Virtual Roller Coaster Rides, our participants are continuing to stay engaged in a variety of fun and exciting ways!
Congrats to all graduating Seniors!
Best Buddies in Wisconsin would like to congratulate all of our graduating Seniors! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors!
Upcoming State Events
Best Buddies Friendship Walk
June 20, 2020
The first-ever Best Buddies Virtual Friendship Walk is less than a month away! It may not be exactly what we planned, but we’re going to make the most of it – we have to. In these times, social isolation is amplified, and inclusion is more important than ever.
Led by our founder, Anthony Kennedy Shriver, the Virtual Walk will bring people together from all over the world, and the funds you raise will keep our Best Buddies programs going when they’re needed most. In Wisconsin, we’ve already raised more than $35,000, and we’re more than halfway to our $65,000 goal!
Registration is FREE and there is no minimum fundraising amount. Any registered virtual walker who donates or raises $50 or more will receive a 2020 Best Buddies Friendship Walk t-shirt.
On June 20, 2020, join Best Buddies for a virtual walk, unlike anything you’ve seen before! The best part about the Virtual Walk is that anyone can participate from anywhere. We have some exciting surprises planned for our walkers, and you won’t want to miss out!
Schedule of Events
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CST
Local Opening Ceremonies
10:45 AM – 11:15 PM CST
Best Buddies Virtual Friendship Walk
Thank you for moving our mission forward, and we look forward to walking with you virtually on June 20th!
Ironwood Country Club
W270N6166 Moraine Dr #3332, Sussex
Enjoy an afternoon of golf, sun, and guaranTEED fun! Register to golf as an individual or recruit a foursome! The outing includes 18 holes of golf, cart, range balls, lunch, and dinner. We will also have games on the course.
Looking to promote your business? Hole sponsorships are available for only $500. Email Caroline Tyson at email@example.com for details.
Calling all volunteers!
We are looking for volunteers to assist with day-of-event logistics. There are multiple shifts and duties available.
Best Buddies in Wisconsin will be hosting a virtual trivia night this summer! Stay tuned – details are still being finalized and will be sent out in next month’s newsletter.
Best Buddies Jobs Program
Have you heard? Best Buddies in Wisconsin has launched our third mission pillar: Integrated Employment aka Best Buddies Jobs!
Is your child, or someone you know looking for supported employment? Best Buddies Jobs secures jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), allowing them to earn an income, pay taxes, and continuously and independently support themselves. Reach out to Best Buddies in Wisconsin to learn more. We will work with you to learn about your career goals and find an employer that fits your interests.
Contact Kate Slattery, Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested or have questions about Best Buddies Jobs.
In addition to the Best Buddies WI virtual programming options, here is a list of our community partners who are also offering virtual programming options this summer: