Champion of the Year: Maryland

Unites and recognizes the community’s most active leaders in the name of inclusion.

October 21, 2024

6:00 PM | Hanover, MD


Thank You!

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 next year’s event. With your help and support, our mission of inclusion lives on!

Best Buddies Champion of the Year is a competitive fundraising campaign that unites and recognizes leaders of inclusion in local communities nationwide.

Champion Candidates commit to raising funds and awareness for Best Buddies throughout their campaign. Our Champions advocate for the Best Buddies mission and will generate countless opportunities for friendships, jobs, leadership development, inclusive living, and family support. At the Best Buddies Champion of the Year celebration, we honor the Champions’ collective impact and name the ultimate Champion of the Year!

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Monday, October 21, 2024
Doors Open:  7:00 PM
Dinner & Program: 8:00 PM
Event Ends: 11:00 PM


Live! Casino and Hotel
7002 Arundel Mills
Circle #7777
Hanover, MD 21076

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Meet our Champion Candidates

Congrats to our 2023 Maryland Champion of the Year

Team Brandon
Raised $19,875.00 for Best Buddies in Maryland


Team Brandon

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Why Participate...

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 and families living 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.

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