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Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
10-4 PM | Virtual or In-Person Event
The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is the leading walk in the country supporting inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (also known as IDD).
Join 40,000 walkers across the country to support the Best Buddies programs in your schools, workplaces and communities. You’ll be making the world more welcoming to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities – one friendship, one job, and one life-changing connection at a time.
Last year our walk pivoted quickly during the COVID 19 pandemic. We went virtual and had a great statewide event. But this year our hope is to be together in outdoor spaces in smaller groups, although we know we will need to still be paying attention to vaccine rollouts and government restrictions.
Celebrating Best Buddies all day long is the best thing ever! Grab members of your Walk Team and have a blast at our DRIVE-THROUGH celebration in the parking lot of Dr. Pepper Ballpark. We’ll have music, a drumline, mascots from schools and companies, car decorating stations, and some free food and drinks. After the drive-though event, if you and your group feel safe, join your team for a neighborhood walk. Keep your eyes open for incentives including a WALK IN A BOX for teams that raise $500 or more.
At 4:00 we’ll announce our winning fundraising teams and individuals on Instagram Live.
If you prefer an all-virtual experience we will have exciting opportunities for you as well, to be released over the next few months. Thank you for your support of Best Buddies we hope to “see” you in the way you feel most comfortable in 2021!
For sponsorship opportunities and other event inquiries, please contact: email@example.com.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
10:00 – 4:00 PM
10:00 AM – Virtual Opening Ceremony – Statewide
4:00 PM – Instagram Live – Statewide Winners
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Drive through in North Texas at Dr. Pepper Ballpark Parking Lot
1:30 PM – Individual, local walks
Going the extra mile for Best Buddies.
Introducing the all-new Friendship Walk Fundraising Incentive Program. Each time you hit a fundraising incentive level, we’ll send you an email confirming your shipping address and that item will be immediately sent to you. (Except the $50 participant shirt which will be given to you either on Walk day or picked up the day before the Walk - see your local Best Buddies office for more detail) Incentive levels start at $50 and go up to $1,500. Get all six and you’ll be repping Best Buddies to the fullest!
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Join us as we walk for the Best Buddies mission!
Let’s change the world for people with intellectual & developmental disabilities.
It’s much more than a walk, it’s a party!
Funds raised through the Friendship Walk benefits 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 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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