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Kellan Lutz of “Twilight” Visits a Best Buddies Chapter in Miami


Last week, actor Kellan Lutz visited Best Buddies participants and students at Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, where he gave a brief speech and posed for photos. Lutz congratulated the all-girls’ school on being active in community service projects and encouraged them to get behind a cause they’re passionate about. Read More…

Emilio Estefan & Martin Lugo: Best Buddies


Thursday, August 3, 2012 — Best Buddies participant Martin Lugo enjoyed a day he’s bound to never forget. Lugo met musician and producer Emilio Estefan for a photo shoot at Crescent Moon Studios, Estefan’s recording studio based in Miami. Read More…

2012 Best Buddies Summer Byline is in!


The Byline — Best Buddies’ official bi-annual online magazine — is now available for your reading and viewing pleasure, highlighting all the fun and exciting things Best Buddies has been up to for the first half of 2012. This summer’s edition is chock-full of stories about Best Buddies across the nation and around the world, including fabulous photos and interactive videos. Read More…

Ozzie Guillen Continues to Support Best Buddies


Kristian Chima and Ozzie Guillen

Kristian Chima and Ozzie Guillen

Miami Marlins Manager Ozzie Guillen made Buddy Ambassador Kristian Chima’s day this past Monday. The two met up at Marlins Park—the extraordinary new home of the Miami Marlins baseball team—for a joint photo shoot and public service announcement (PSA). Read More…

Mario Chalmers Scores Big at Key Biscayne Community School


February 27, 2012 — Mario Chalmers of the Miami Heat brought joy and excitement to a second grade class at Key Biscayne Community School. Student Beno Garcia-Murciano was the lucky recipient of the 2011 Miami Gala auction item Take Mario Chalmers to School, which was purchased by longtime Best Buddies supporter Phillip Levine. Beno had the pleasure of shaking hands with Chalmers, asking him one-on-one questions, and receiving a basketball signed by the basketball star himself.

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Best Buddies is Everywhere!


There’s been a whole lot of cameras flashing over the past few months here at headquarters, gaining tons of exposure for Best Buddies.  The communications department has been hard at work getting interviews and photo shoots coordinated—one of the greatest public relations techniques that can be utilized.

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Media, Media, Media! All For Best Buddies


Our communications team has been working hard to ensure that the Best Buddies mission is being seen and heard — from stories in newspapers and magazines, to features on news stations around the country.

We’ve generated publicity from various events hosted this year, including the Palm Beach Gala, the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, and the 22nd Annual Best Buddies International Leadership Conference at Indiana University. The team has also produced public service announcements (PSAs) with Miami Heat superstar, Chris Bosh and the NBA draft’s number one pick, Kyrie Irving, who was chosen to play for the Cleveland Caveliers.

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