Champion of the Year

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Best Buddies Gala
4th of November,  7pm
Radisson Hotel, Manchester

 Dinner, Special Entertainment, Dancing, Silent Auction and more! An evening you will not forget. Black Tie is encouraged.

 

Thank you to our Event Chairs
Governor Chris and Valerie Sununu

Ladies and Gents, meet your 2017 Champions!

They’re all friends, leaders, givers and go-getters. But who will be New Hampshire’s  Ultimate Champion of the Year? Join us at our 2017 Champion Gala to see who will win the title!

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Best Buddies Gala
4th of November at 7pm
Radisson Hotel, Manchester

Dinner, Silent Auction, Surprise Entertainment, Dancing and a night you will never forget.  Black Tie is encouraged.

Thank you to our Event Chairs
Governor Chris and Valerie Sununu

Ladies and Gents, meet your 2017 Champions!

They’re all friends, leaders, givers, and go-getters. But who will be New Hampshire’s (or Maine’s) ultimate Champion of the Year for Best Buddies?

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Samantha Colaw

Senior at the University of New Hampshire and President of Best Buddies UNH

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT mint chocolate chip ice cream with chocolate sprinkles
FAVORITE QUOTE “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you did or said but they will remember how you made them feel – Maya Angelou
MILD OBSESSION making lists upon lists – sticky notes are my lifeline
HIDDEN TALENT I make a perfect grilled cheese sandwich every time
DREAM VACATION  Australia

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Bobby Marcotte

Tuckaway Tavern, Hop & Grind
Executive Chef/General Manager

LAST SEEN  winning Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network!
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS intense, ambitious, kind
INSPIRED BY my daughter, Alanna
HIDDEN TALENT writing
MILD OBSESSION burgers
HAPPIEST WHEN I am with my family relaxing

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Chelsey Gaudet Parks

Allstate
Agency Principal

LAST SEEN  golfing
FAVORITE QUOTE  Talent is given, greatness is earned
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS  smart, motivated, great conversationalist
HIDDEN TALENT  ping-pong
DREAM VACATION  Bali
TOP BUCKET LIST ITEM skydiving
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT  cheese

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Renu Basur

Siddharth Services
Owner

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT  my familia
FAVORITE QUOTE The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary
INSPIRED BY an insatiable drive to succeed
MILD OBSESSION  cleaning – clutter stresses me!
TOP BUCKET LIST ITEM to see Alaska’s Northern Lights (also knows as Aurora Borealis)

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Robin Dewey

Robin’s Egg Antiques
Owner

FAVORITE QUOTE Imperfection is my perfection
MILD OBSESSION vintage treasure hunting
TOP BUCKET LIST ITEM buy a cottage on the lake and learn to play piano
HAPPIEST WHEN all my children are together in one place!
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS happy, bubbly, kind, open minded and in-tune to others

CassandraSweatt

Cassandra Sweatt

Primerica
Regional Vice President

MILD OBSESSION meeting new people!
FAVORITE QUOTE “Work hard, play hard”
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT Jesus and coffee
HIDDEN TALENT I give great hugs
TOP BUCKET LIST ITEM to swim with dolphins

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Katie Ducharme

2017 PSU Graduate
Soon to be:  Amazing Special Ed Teacher!

DESCRIBED BY OTHERS funny, intelligent, kind, bubbly & passionate
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT my family and friends
INSPIRED BY  my best friend, Chloe
MILD OBSESSION Super Heroes!
HAPPIEST WHEN in the classroom or shopping

KalleyCutler

Kalley Cutler

OEM XS, Inc.
President

MILD OBSESSION working
FAVORITE QUOTE “Find love in everything you do”
LAST SEEN P-Town Harbor fireworks show
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT my family
INSPIRED BY the late S. Joseph Hoffman of Andover, MA
LOCAL FAVES  Jamison’s Tavern…opening soon!

 

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Shannon Desilets

MNRI
Core Specialist

FAVORITE QUOTE “When I get to the end of my life and am asked one final question, What have I done? Let my answer be, I have done LOVE” Jennifer Pastillof
INSPIRED BY my son, my mom, my clients
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS I would love to know this answer!
TOP BUCKET LIST being in a glass igloo in Norway watching the Northern Lights
HAPPIEST WHEN I hear my son laughing

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Tristin Craigue

The Dupont Group
Business Manager

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT sweatpants and fuzzy blankets
INSPIRED BY My boys, Brooks, Trevor and Rhys. They have endless amounts of energy, they are amazingly resilient and full of hope and wonder.
HIDDEN TALENT  I can pinch with my toes, hard!
FAVORITE QUOTE“And though she be but little, she is fierce”-Shakespeare

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Caitlyn Woodward

Fast Signs
Visual Communications Specialist

FAVORITE QUOTE “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you have was once among the things you only hoped for”- Epicurus
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS witty and down to earth
INSPIRED BY my mom
HIDDEN TALENT  None – I like to be sure everyone knows when I am good at something

Tate

Tate Aldrich

Kingswood Regional High School
English Teacher

LAST SEEN walking the W.O.W. Trail in Laconia
LOCAL FAVES the Red River Theater in Concord
HAPPIEST WHEN reading a good book!
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS friendly, dedicated and sincere
FAVORITE QUOTE “What gives light must endure buring” – Anton Wildgans

Jenna

Jenna Raizes

New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Deputy General Manager

MILD OBSESSION knowing the weather for the next 24 hours at all times!
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS  quick thinking (not quick running), problem solver, fueled by coffee non-stop!
HIDDEN TALENT  I can still throw a softball underhand pretty hard!
FAVORITE QUOTE “Smile and always say Good Morning”-Dad
FAVORITE PHRASE Thanks, Bro! (My workplace is 90% men)

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Caitlyn Woodward

Fast Signs
Visual Communications Specialist

FAVORITE QUOTE “Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you have was once among the things you only hoped for”- Epicurus
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS witty and down to earth
INSPIRED BY my mom
HIDDEN TALENT  None – I like to be sure everyone knows when I am good at something

Tate

Tate Aldrich

Kingswood Regional High School
English Teacher

LAST SEEN walking the W.O.W. Trail in Laconia
LOCAL FAVES the Red River Theater in Concord
HAPPIEST WHEN reading a good book!
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS friendly, dedicated and sincere
FAVORITE QUOTE “What gives light must endure buring” – Anton Wildgans

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 and a boatload of prizes (maybe even a boat). 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.

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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

We love our sponsors!

Become a sponsor today, give us a call at
603.892.4775
sarradennehy@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

(603) 892 – 4775
newhampshire@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

(603) 892 – 4775  |  newhampshire@bestbuddies.org