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October 17, 2018 6 pm – 9 pm The Artistry 461 Cooke St. Honolulu, HI 96813
This year the Friendship Jam will join forces with Champions of the Year, a fundraising competition organized by the Best Buddies’ staff, event committee and advisory board. This event features a select group of individuals, professionals and leaders prominent in the Oahu community. These philanthropic trailblazers compete to raise the most funds for Best Buddies Hawaii and earn the ultimate title of Champion of the Year.
Following the 10-week campaign, Best Buddies will recognize the candidate who has raised the largest amount in donations at the annual Friendship Jam – Champion of the Year event. By definition, that candidate will have surpassed all rivals in the competition; therefore, aptly receiving the title of Champion of the Year!
This year’s musicians include John Cruz, Kaimi, Jordan Segundo, Ginai, Alx Kawakami and Johnny Valentine. Guests will also enjoy dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions and free valet parking.
Come raise a glass to our Champions and officially launch the contest
Support your favorite Champion (or Champions – you can have more than one!)
Eat, drink, and be merry – celebrate all our Champions and crown the winner
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.