Champion of the Year

SOUTH FLORIDA

Champion of the Year Gala & Awards
Friday, December 1, 2017
The Biltmore Hotel
6pm- cocktail reception and silent auction
7pm- Champion of the Year
Attire: Miami festive

 

SOUTH FLORIDA

Champion of the Year Gala & Awards
Friday, December 1, 2017
The Biltmore Hotel
6pm- cocktail reception and silent auction
7pm- Champion of the Year
Attire: Miami festive

 

maria

Maria Bordovskikh

FAVORITE QUOTE “Life is tough, my darling, but so are you.”
INSPIRED BY My mother, best friends Mia and Laura, Rihanna
TOP BUCKET LIST ITEM Decent boyfriend
DREAM VACATION Maldives

Anthony

Anthony Feichter

DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS Kind
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT  My Swiss Mayo Thomy Brand!
HAPPIEST WHEN See other people happy
INSPIRED BY Good deeds by people

Clara Lara

LAST SEEN Behind my computer
FAVORITE PHRASE “Don’t leave for tomorrow what you can do today!
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS Fabulous
HIDDEN TALENT Writing

Epy Rodriguez

FAVORITE PHRASE Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT My family
INSPIRED BY My grandson with an intellectual and developmental disability
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS A person with no filter and someone you can count on

lleana

Lleana Christianson

HIDDEN TALENT Fashion and Interior Designer
HAPPIEST WHEN With my husband and 3 children
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS Friendly, outgoing, trustworthy, well-rounded, great mom
FAVORITE PHRASE “Can I tell you…”

Jose Bowles

MILD OBSESSION Sports and travel
FAVORITE QUOTE “If you are afraid of failure, you don’t deserve to be successful”
HAPPIEST WHEN I’m on vacation
DREAM VACATION 30 days around the world with my wife

Lillian Macia

HIDDEN TALENT Organized
HAPPIEST WHEN Walking
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS Resourceful
FAVORITE PHRASE “Life is good”

steven

Steven Bigio

MILD OBSESSION Original Thin Pretzel Crisps
FAVORITE QUOTE “Why Not Me?” – Donny Deutsch
HAPPIEST WHEN The family is all together
DREAM VACATION Cruise Around The World

Jose Bowles

FAVORITE PHRASE Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning how to dance in the rain
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT My family
INSPIRED BY My grandson with an intellectual and developmental disability
DESCRIBED BY OTHERS AS A person with no filter and someone you can count on

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 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

(305) 374-2233 ext. 243
CynthiaBowles@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

(305) 374-2233 ext.243  | CynthiaBowles@bestbuddies.org