Join us as we walk in support of Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
Best Buddies Friendship Walk: San Diego
May 13, 2023
8:00 AM | San Diego, CA
Thank you for participating in this year’s Friendship Walk! Because of your amazing efforts, we were able to raise vital funds and awareness to sustain and expand our local Best Buddies programs. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event. With your support, our mission of friendship and inclusion is stronger than ever!
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.
Saturday, May 13, 2023
Check-in: 8:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies: 8:30 AM
Walk: 9:00 AM
Celebrate: Until 12:00 PM
6th Ave and Laurel St (North Area)
San Diego, CA 92101
Free street parking is available on 6th Ave, El Prado, and Balboa Dr. ADA-accessible parking is available on Balboa Dr., closest to the park’s restrooms.
Mission Movers – Top Fundraisers
Going the extra mile for Best Buddies.
Supporting Local Programs
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.
We Love Our Sponsors!
For sponsorship opportunities and other event inquiries, please contact:
Best Buddies in San Diego 11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 430
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Frequently Asked Questions
Sign up to volunteer at www.bestbuddies.org/volunteer/.