Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Friendship Walk still happening in 2020?
Yes! We are excited to share a concept that’s unique, captivating and different than anything we’ve ever done: The Best Buddies Virtual Friendship Walk! Join Best Buddies Founder and CEO, Anthony Kennedy Shriver, along with participants, buddies, celebrities, athletes and more on June 20, 2020 as we Walk For Inclusion. Saturday, June 20, 2020 (Opening Ceremonies starts at 11:15a on the Best Buddies state’s Facebook page)
What is a Virtual Walk?
A Virtual Walk is your chance to safely join people from all over the world as we walk for inclusion, friendship and acceptance. It’s a chance for you to watch our founder, Anthony Kennedy Shriver, celebrities and many more take part in a special day dedicated to the mission of Best Buddies.
How can I get involved with the Virtual Walk?
Anyone, from any part of the U.S. (or world for that fact) can join us as we virtually walk for the Best Buddies mission. Register for a walk in your area and create your fundraising page. Our goal is to raise money so we sustain the current programs we offer in the local area – and expand our programs to create a better world for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Is the Friendship Walk T-shirt available for purchase?
The official Best Buddies Friendship Walk T-shirt is a badge of honor, so to speak, and is only given in recognition to walkers that raise $50 or more. (And how awesome would that be if EVERY registered walker earned one? Let’s make that happen!)
I made a $50 donation to my child’s fundraising page – will I get a T-shirt?
Thank you! Your donation will count towards your child’s fundraising total so he/she will be the one who earns the T-shirt. (But maybe your generosity will earn you Parent-of-the-Year!)
I would like to learn about sponsorship opportunities. How do I get in touch with someone?
Great, thanks for the interest! Please contact us at the bottom of our homepage here.