Champion of the Year

Rochester

Kick Off
Wednesday, September 20
7pm-9pm
The Playhouse/ Swillburger
820 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

 

Party with a Purpose
Thursday, November 16
7pm-10pm
Arbor Loft
17 Pitkin St, Rochester, NY 14607

Rochester

Kick Off
Wednesday, September 20
7pm-9pm
The Playhouse/ Swillburger
820 S Clinton Ave, Rochester, NY 14620

 

Party with a Purpose
Thursday, November 16
7pm-10pm
Arbor Loft
17 Pitkin St, Rochester, NY 14607

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?

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Meg Vasey and Jake

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Kyle Schmitz and Kendall

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Chris, Lisa and Nick Taylor

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Lucas Graham and Rose

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Laurie Vahey and Maggie

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Emily Cohen and Emma

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M/Body Crew and Alex

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Marco Altieri and Bailey

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Celeena Berry, Jaxon Smith and Emily

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The Petti Family

Conor McMahon and Karanbir

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Janis Mcmindes and Megan

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Emily Schmerbeck and Ava

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Tony Tepedino and Simon

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 Janis McMindes

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. 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

For event inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Lindsay Jewett

LindsayJewett@bestbuddies.org
585-259-4558

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