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unites and recognizes the community’s most active leaders in the name of inclusion.
6:30 PM | Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis, IN
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!
Champion of the Year Virtual Kick-Off Event
Thursday, September 16
7:00 PM EST
Tune-in on Facebook
Champion of the Year Gala
Saturday, November 13, 2021
6:30 PM EST – Cocktails & Silent Auction
7:45 PM EST – Dinner & Event Program Begin
Followed by Dancing & Live Music by Ripple Effect featuring guest singers Dawn Vincent & Kimberly Morgan
11:00 PM EST — Event Ends
**Deadline to Purchase Gala Tickets is Monday, November 1**
Indiana Roof Ballroom
140 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Nominate a Champion
Click here for our Nationwide Champion Winners
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.