Champion of the Year

KENTUCKY

Kick Off Party
Thursday, September 7
6:30pm to 8:30pm
LouVino (Douglass Hills)
11400 Main St, Louisville, KY 40243

Champion of the Year Gala aka Party with a Purpose
Friday, November 3
6:30pm – 9:30pm
The Gramercy
620 S 3rd St #200, Louisville, KY

Ladies and Gents, meet your 2017 Champions!

They’re all friends, leaders, givers and go-getters. But who will be our ultimate Champion of the Year?

KENTUCKY

Kick Off Party
6:30pm to 8:30pm
LouVino (Douglass Hills)
11400 Main St, Louisville, KY 40243

Champion of the Year Gala aka Party with a Purpose
Friday, November 3
6:30pm – 9:30pm
The Gramercy
620 S 3rd St #200, Louisville, KY

peyton

Peyton Gray

Champion of the Year Nominee

Last Seen “The Other Guys”
MILD OBSESSION The Office
HAPPIEST WHEN  I’m feeling organized
PEOPLE DESCRIBE ME AS Hard-working
DREAM VACATION Fiji

david

Dave Gerace

Champion of the Year Nominee

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT Chocolate Chip Cookies from Please & Thank You
FAVORITE PHRASE “Miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretsky  
MILD OBSESSION Professional Wrestling
LAST SEEN “Gold”
LOCAL FAVES  Havana Rumba

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Sam Cook

Champion of the Year Nominee

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT My 4-year old pomeranian, Pippa, chips and queso, and witty commentary on my favorite tv show, The Bachelor (in that order).
FAVORITE Quote “A grateful heart is a magnet for miracles.”
MILD OBSESSION Fantasy Football & the Cincinnati Bengals
DREAM VACATION Bora Bora, simply because I think it’s super fun to say “Bora Bora.”

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Nicole Stephens

Champion of the Year Nominee

LAST SEEN MOVIE Mascots
MILD OBSESSION The aesthetic of the 1980s (the movies, the music, the big hair)
INSPIRED BY My Father
DREAM VACATION Italy
HAPPIEST WHEN I’m playing basketball or volleyball

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Rebecca Cox

Champion of the Year Nominee

LAST SEEN SHOW American Horror Story
MILD OBSESSION Unicorns
INSPIRED BY Jesus
DREAM VACATION To travel around the world
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT Caffeine

Cara Kerchner

Legacy Nominee of Jason Pasley

MILD OBSESSION sour flavors
FAVORITE QUOTE “to each their own”
HIDDEN TALENT fire hooping
TOP BUCKET LIST ITEM hot air balloon ride over key regions of Europe & Africa
HAPPIEST WHEN outside

What is Champion of the Year?

It’s a friendly(ish) fundraising competition between a group of champions.

Whoever raises the most money wins bragging rights andrecognition throughout the Louisville Metro Community. The best part? All funds – 100% of them – go to Best Buddies in your community.  If you’re not quite sure why that’s awesome, ponder this:

We all love our best friends, right?

We talk on the phone, meet for coffee, catch a movie, crack corny jokes and eat too many nachos. In a nutshell, we do life together. But not everyone has a best friend. People with intellectual and developmental disabilities can struggle to make connections on their own.  The need for belonging is essential – without it, there’s nothing but loneliness and isolation.

Best Buddies is here to make sure everyone has a sidekick.

Someone who knows your favorite ice cream flavor, surprises you on your birthday, picks you up when you’re down, and knows what makes you amazing. After all, isn’t that what we all want?

Our champions are here to raise the funds needed so that everyone can have a best friend.

Guess what? You can get in on the fun!

Kick off

Come raise a glass to our Champions and officially launch the contest

Donate

Support your favorite Champion (or Champions – you can have more than one!)

Party

Eat, drink, and be merry – celebrate all our Champions and crown the winner

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We love our sponsors!

Become a sponsor today, give Emily a call at
502 742-1698
emilycleveland@bestbuddies.org

We change the world for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through one-to-one friendships, leadership development and integrated employment

Best Buddies International is a 501 (c)(3) charity