Best Buddies Tampa Bay’s Champion’s Gala has been nominated for the top Tampa nonprofit fundraiser per the Tampa Business Journal’s Readers Choice Awards! Some of Best Buddies Tampa Bay’s outstanding vendors have also been nominated:
• hotels (Vinoy, site of the Champion of the Year Gala)
• event coordinators (Core Concepts, event partner)
• restaurant/beach bar (Whiskey Joes, site of the annual Kick-Off Party)
• news Anchor and BB Champion candidate (Dion Lim, 2016 Champion of the Year Candidate)!
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“This nomination is an honor for us and it comes at the perfect time – right before our big night November 18.” said Alex Mookerjee, the 2016 Gala Chair.
About Best Buddies
Best Buddies is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Founded in 1989 by Anthony Kennedy Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant, international organization that has grown from one original chapter to more than 1,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Best Buddies programs engage participants in each of the 50 United States, and in 50 countries around the world. Best Buddies’ eight formal programs – Best Buddies Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies, Jobs, Promoters and Ambassadors – positively impact nearly 700,000 individuals with and without disabilities worldwide. Best Buddies volunteers annually contribute, at no cost to their communities, support services that equate to more than $164 million USD. For more information, visit the Best Buddies website at www.bestbuddies.org.