October 7th at the Warehouse on State Street, celebrate inclusion in Central Illinois at the Best Buddies “Champion of the Year!” with The Yard Peoria.
October 7th, don’t miss our cocktail hour entertainment Daniel and his partner Bunny! There will be food, beer, and wine PLUS an amazing auction! Items you can win include Microblading by Misty, a VIP Battle Bots experience in Las Vegas, amazing opportunities and food from local businesses, PLUS a $1000 gift card from Jones Bros Jewelers.
Proceeds from Champion of the Year! benefit Best Buddies mission of inclusion in Central Illinois. Funds raised will support peer-to-peer friendships, integrated and competitive employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
After the most un-inclusive time of our lives, it’s time to open new doors for our friends and family with IDD in Central Illinois! And making a donation, buying a ticket to the Gala (Oct. 7th), or winning an auction item will make inclusion and accessibility possible.
Best Buddies Champion of the Year is a competitive fundraising campaign that unites and recognizes the communities most active leaders of inclusion. Champion Candidates commit to raising funds and awareness for Best Buddies over a 10-week campaign. Our Champions are advocates for the Best Buddies mission and 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 celebrate at the Best Buddies Champion of the Year Gala to honor the Champions’ collective impact and name the ultimate Champion of the Year!
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).