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!)
Being a Champion of the Year candidate was a wonderful and life-changing experience. Never before could I have imagined that so many people would be thrilled to support my campaign, and in the process I learned so much more about the importance of integration for those with special abilities. I’m grateful for the challenge that was presented, for those that willingly supported, and for all of the courageous individuals who dedicate their efforts every day to improving our communities.– John Mitman