Nominate a Champion

Our Champion of the Year candidates have a variety of personal and professional backgrounds, and we see new types of Champions every year! What brings them together is their compassion, motivation, and desire to make a difference in their community.

Know someone who might make a great Champion? Nominate them below, and a local Best Buddies staff member will connect with them to discuss the nomination! (P.S. don’t hesitate to nominate yourself either!)

I said yes to being a Champion this year because it’s an awesome opportunity for me to spread the news about Best Buddies. Best Buddies is all about friendship and helping people, so I wanted to be a part of that. Everyone deserves to feel included and have friends. The more people who know about Best Buddies, the better our state will be!

- Asher Ward, 2022 Best Buddies International Champion of the Year