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The Closing Ceremonies of the 24th Annual Best Buddies International Leadership Conference: Buddies Without Borders


Representatives from Best Buddies New York entering IU Auditorium

Representatives from Best Buddies New York entering IU Auditorium

This year’s Leadership Conference ended in a fun, groovy way making this one of the most enthusiastic closing ceremonies Best Buddies has ever had. With a rendition of “I’ve Had the Time of my Life” playing in the auditorium and guests wearing everything from Hawaiian Lei’s to funky hats, members were ready to go out in style. Anthony K. Shriver even took photos with members of Best Buddies seated in the front row. Read More…

The Opening Ceremonies of the 24th Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference


The crowd went wild in this year’s Best Buddies Leadership Conference (BBLC) at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. With chapter members and guests wearing their Best Buddies T-shirts and waving glow sticks in the air with enthusiasm, the night’s event was nothing short of outstanding. The show started off with a performance by Lisa Smith, demonstrating her gift of signing while a rendition of “Hallelujah” played in the background.

Lisa Smith, performing "Hallelujah" with interpretive signing at Best Buddies Leadership Conference Opening Ceremonies. | © Larry Levin, Best Buddies International. All rights reserved.

Lisa Smith, performing “Hallelujah” with interpretive signing at Best Buddies Leadership Conference Opening Ceremonies.
© Larry Levin, Best Buddies International. All rights reserved.

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