Champion of the Year

Palm Beach

Kick Off
Wednesday, September 27th | 6pm – 7:30pm
Copper Blues
550 South Rosemary Ave., Cityplace

Champion of the Year
November 10, 2017
Cocktail Reception 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dinner and Dancing 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place
122 Soundings Avenue
Jupiter, FL 33477

Palm Beach

Kick Off
Wednesday, September 27th | 6pm – 7:30pm
Copper Blues
550 South Rosemary Ave., Cityplace

Champion of the Year
November 10, 2017
Cocktail Reception 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Dinner and Dancing 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place
122 Soundings Avenue
Jupiter, FL 33477

Ladies and Gents, meet your 2017 Champions!

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

Andrew

Andrew Chea

INSPIRED BY … My older brother and my family
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS … I’m friendly and caring
MILD OBSESSION … Playing WWE on PS4, Pokemon GO, watching GLEE and dancing
FAVORITE HOBBY … I love video games and sports.

Chloe

Chloe Thibault

INSPIRED BY … Pop songs
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS …Confident, artistic and sporty.
MILD OBSESSION … My laptop and chocolate
FAVORITE HOBBY … Singing and dancing

Josh

Josh Sandquist

FAVORITE HOBBY … Listening to music
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … Dancing
INSPIRED BY … John Cena
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS … He Rocks!
MILD OBSESSION … Fitness

Mitch

Mitchel Ortiz

FAVORITE HOBBY … Drawing
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … The arts
INSPIRED BY … A good story
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS … Very helpful and friendly
MILD OBSESSION … Disney films

Spencer

Spencer Brown

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … My family, they helped me become me.
FAVORITE HOBBY … Reading, especially books about mythologies; Greek, roman, Egyptian, and Norse.
INSPIRED BY … History
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS … They think I am wise.
MILD OBSESSION … Peace and cheese, not a piece of cheese. Truly, I like helping people.

Wesley

Wesley Farrell

FAVORITE HOBBY … Traveling
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … My family
INSPIRED BY … My parents
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS … They come to me for advice. I am liked by others. I am a likable person.
MILD OBSESSION … To get people with disabilities equal opportunities for jobs

Christina

Christina Birch

FAVORITE HOBBY … Going to theme parks
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … My friends
INSPIRED BY … My Mom and Dad
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS … Funny, nice, and kind
MILD OBSESSION … Texting my friends and shopping

Jaime

Jamie Torres

CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … Movies and bacon
FAVORITE HOBBY … Movies and video games
INSPIRED BY … Best Buddies
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS … I’m friendly, have a fun personality, and am caring
MILD OBSESSION … Movies

default-profile

Wesley Farrell

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.

Best Buddies Logo Color CMYK CVC

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

For event inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Megan Moye

meganmoye@bestbuddies.org
561.972.5312

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