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Hollywood Actress Vivica A. Fox Wins $50,000 on Celebrity Apprentice; Actress Donates Funds to Best Buddies International


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Vivica A. Fox and Best Buddies New York participants

MIAMI, Feb. 10, 2015Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), proudly thanks Hollywood actress and Best Buddies Celebrity Ambassador Vivica A. Fox for her generous donation on this season of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice. Read More…

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Audi: Best Buddies Celebrity Bowling Event in Downtown Los Angeles a Striking Success!


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Los Angeles, April 27, 2014 – Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars were in attendance at the Audi: Best Buddies Bowling for Buddies event at LuckyStrike Lanes at L.A. Live on April 27, which was presented by Audi.

This charity event, designed to raise awareness about Best Buddies International, a nonprofit that provides opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership development skills to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), brought out a bevy of the organization’s notable supporters and participants, many of whom brought along their families.

Bowling for Buddies Committee Members Maureen McCormick, Nancy O’Dell and Lauren Potter joined Jamie Brewer, Adam Gaynor from Matchbox 20, Cheryl Hines, Nick and Joe Jonas, Holly Robinson Peete, Maria Shriver, Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo and Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, as well as their families, for an afternoon of bowling and bonding with Best Buddies participants from the Los Angeles area and their loved ones. Read More…

Carlos Slim Helú to be honored at the 17th Annual Zenith Watches Best Buddies Miami Gala Benefiting Best Buddies International


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Carlos Slim Helú

MIAMI, November 7, 2013  – Best Buddies International, a groundbreaking nonprofit founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver to establish a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is pleased to announce that Carlos Slim Helú will be honored during the  17th Annual Zenith Watches Best Buddies Miami Gala at The Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Friday, November 22.

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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…

Ozzie Guillen Continues to Support Best Buddies


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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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