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unites and recognizes the community’s most active leaders in the name of inclusion.
6:00 – 10:00 PM | The Madison, Cleveland, OH
Thank you for participating in this year’s Champion of the Year event! Because of you, we were able to raise funds to sustain and help expand our Best Buddies programs in the area. We look forward to having you at our 2022 event next fall. With your help and support, our mission of inclusion lives on!
Through raising funds and awareness for Best Buddies, our Champions will generate countless opportunities for friendships, jobs, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). At the campaign’s conclusion, we will join together to celebrate each other’s accomplishments, honor the Champions’ collective impact, and name the ultimate Champion of the Year!
Help us continue to provide these meaningful opportunities to people with IDD by supporting a Champion’s campaign, purchasing tickets, becoming a corporate sponsor, or making a general donation to the cause. We hope you’ll join us in this global movement!
After the 10-week campaign, we hope you’ll join us for the first Northeast Ohio Gala, where we will crown our newest Grand Champion of the Year! This year’s gala will feature an inspiring program, local food and craft cocktails, a spectacular live and silent auction, and amazing entertainment — this is one night you will not want to miss!
If you are interested in donating to this event, please reach out to CatlinSkufca@bestbuddies.org.
Friday, November 12, 2021
6:00 PM – Doors Open, Registration, Cocktails & Silent Auction
6:45 PM – Introductions
7:00 PM – Dinner & Event Program
9:30 PM – GRAND CHAMPION ANNOUNCEMENT!
4601 Payne Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
In an effort to protect the health and well-being of our participants and supporters, Best Buddies will be requiring all event attendees to either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 (PCR) test result within 72 hours of entrance to the event. Learn more here!
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All funds raised benefit Best Buddies – the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.