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Challenge Yourself to Change Lives at the Fifth Annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C.


WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2014  — Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment and leadership training for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is pleased to announce that Scott Keogh, President of Audi of America, will serve as Chairman of the Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, D.C. Nearly fifteen-five hundred people are expected to participate in the Challenge – a charity walk, run and ride to benefit Best Buddies International – on October 17.

Ted Leonsis, CEO of Monumental Sports and owner of the Washington Capitals, Washington Mystics and Washington Wizards, and his wife, Lynn Leonsis, will serve as Honorary Chairs of the event along with Best Buddies participant Ken Holden.

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The Venetian Ball 2014 Celebrates the Launch of Best Buddies Macao


(Left to right) Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd.; long-time Best Buddies supporter, Kevin Spacey; (right back) Anthony Kennedy Shriver, founder of Best Buddies International; and (right front) Charles Calhoun, Buddy Ambassador, took a group photo on-stage at The Venetian Macao Saturday night at Sands China’s annual charity ball. This year’s Venetian Ball 2014: A Night of Glitz and Glamour, with Tiffany & Co. as Presenting Sponsor raised funds for Best Buddies Macao – a chapter of Best Buddies International.

(Left to right) Edward Tracy, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sands China Ltd.; long-time Best Buddies supporter, Kevin Spacey; (right back) Anthony Kennedy Shriver, founder of Best Buddies International; and (right front) Charles Calhoun, Buddy Ambassador, took a group photo on-stage at The Venetian Macao Saturday night at Sands China’s annual charity ball. This year’s Venetian Ball 2014: A Night of Glitz and Glamour, with Tiffany & Co. as Presenting Sponsor raised funds for Best Buddies Macao – a chapter of Best Buddies International.

Best Buddies + Sands China, Ltd.

A star-studded night of glamour, charity, first-class entertainment and gourmet dining with special guest Kevin Spacey

(Macao, March 15, 2014) – The definitive charity event of the year – the Venetian Ball 2014: A Night of Glitz and Glamour, with Tiffany & Co. as Presenting Sponsor – was successfully held Saturday night with over 900 guests, including celebrities, business partners and community initiative supporters at The Venetian® Macao. The Great Gatsby-themed evening marked the launch of Best Buddies Macao Association. 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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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…

Reflections on BBLC Opening Ceremonies


I would hesitate before saying I went to Best Buddies Leadership Conference (BBLC) Opening “Ceremonies” last night. I think of ceremonies as rather formal, dry events where people give speeches and hand out awards. While that did happen, I don’t think “ceremonies” was the proper term for the night. It is much more likely we all attended the BBLC opening PARTY or CONCERT. Maybe I’m a BBLC rookie, but last night’s event was much too fun to be called a mere ceremony.

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