Best Buddies To Crown 2019 Champion of the Year November 1st!

ORyan and Tim team up for Best Buddies!
ORyan and Tim team up for Best Buddies!

Hey, it’s ORyan! Morning Grind host for… about a week left. But, it’s ok. I am staying in town to become the Area Director for Best Buddies!!! I can’t wait to make progress towards an inclusive community for our friends and family with intellectual and developmental disabilities! The thing is, I will need your help!

How can you help? Reserve your spot for the 2019 Champion of the Year Gala!

Best Buddies proudly announces the names of the champions, Jamie Van Buskirk, Stephanie Chaon, Chris Impens, Elliot Lambdin, Jason Parkinson and Ellie Wertz. These champions will have been competing over an 8-week period to raise funds and awareness for Best Buddies Illinois. The Gala will celebrate each of their accomplishments and name the ultimate Champion of the Year.

Best Buddies Illinois, a local non-profit organization, will host their 4th annual Champion of the Year Gala on November 1st,2019 at the Trailside Event Center in Peoria Heights, from 6-11pm. Guests will enjoy a fun and inspiring evening with dinner and drinks, while having the opportunity to bid on special experiences and items throughout the live and silent auction. Guests will also enjoy a two hour dueling piano show by Fun Pianos!

Proceeds from the night benefit local Best Buddies programming in the Central Illinois area and help to open new chapters and support their new jobs program.

For more information about Best Buddies Illinois or to attend the Champion of the Year Event, click here!

If you can’t make it to the event, click on Jason Parkinson’s face and make a donation to help him be the 2019 Champion!!!

About Best Buddies International:
Best Buddies International is dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Best Buddies is the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with IDD.

Get to know more by checking out these videos below and join us for the Champion of the Year Gala, November 1st, and celebrate Inclusion in central Illinois!!!