Tag Archive | Buddy Talent

The 24th Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference Packs in Fun and Surprises for Student Leaders in Bloomington, Indiana


Bloomington, IN (July 23, 2013) – Over 1,700 student leaders, volunteers, and staff from Best Buddies International’s programs around the world participated in the24th Annual Best Buddies International Leadership Conference: Buddies without Borders July 19-22 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The weekend offered attendees fresh ideas to share with their chapters back home, networking opportunities, and most importantly, new friendships. Read More…

Indiana University Auditorium Will Be “Home Sweet Home” For Opportunity Village’s Michael Carlo


Michael and Vanessa

Accompanied by their vocal coach, Daryll Borges, Michael and Vanessa perform a duet in the Opportunity Village music studio. | Photo Credit: TOMMY WARD/R-JENERATION 

Michael was born in Cleveland, Ohio with a deep love of music. He later moved to Las Vegas with his parents, Rosie and Mark, in 1997.  Shortly after that, he welcomed his brother, Vito, to the family.  The brothers are very close despite the age difference (8 years), and Vito is his number one supporter among his ever-growing fanbase. Read More…

Performers To Look Out For At Leadership Conference


Chris Tenney, finalist in the online Buddy Talent contest, is a comedian from Los Angeles.  He has been through local training in the Best Buddies Ambassadors track and performed at Spread the Word to End the Word events.   He will soon do standup for all of us at the Closing Ceremonies on Sunday. Read More…

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