Ladies and Gents, meet your 2017 Champions!
They’re all friends, leaders, givers, and go-getters. But who will be Central Florida’s ultimate Champion of the Year for Best Buddies?
Independent Director & Recruiter with Pampered Chef
Teacher for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
LAST SEEN Boss Baby
FAVORITE PHRASE If you think you can or you think you can’t. You’re Right! – H.Ford
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS Tenacious
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT New life changes
HIDDEN TALENT The ability to motivate others
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
FAVORITE QUOTE “The person who figures out how to harness the collective genius of his or her organization is going to blow the competition away” – Walter Wriston, former Chairman and CEO of Citicorp
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS Gregarious and fun
HIDDEN TALENT Stetting off metal detectors
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT Faith
Senior Director, State Operations & Programs
LAST SEEN playing taxi to kids….gymnastic, dance, baseball, birthday parties, meet the teacher….you get the picture!
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT My BRAVO shows
INSPIRED BY all the amazing program participants and staff who work so hard on the front lines bringing awareness to our mission each and every day!
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.
Guess what? You can get in on the fun!
Come raise a glass to our Champions and officially launch the contest
Support your favorite Champion (or Champions – you can have more than one!)
Eat, drink, and be merry – celebrate all our Champions and crown the winner
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