Best Buddies Celebrate Inclusion Champions Friday, And You’re Invited

Inclusion! That is Best Buddies mission in Central Illinois! And this Friday, you can join Best Buddies in Central Illinois and The Yard – Peoria for the Champion of the Year Gala to support inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities AND party with 10 Champions for inclusion!

These 10 Champions from around Central Illinois have been raising awareness and money to grow Best Buddies mission into new schools, job fields, and leadership opportunities in our communities. And this Friday at Warehouse on State Street, we will celebrate everyone’s hard work and accomplishments, PLUS crown our 2021 Central Illinois Champion, aka, the person who has helped raise the most money for inclusion.

There’s going to be delicious food catered by Cracked Pepper, beer and wine, a silent disco, and unique auction!

Unique auction? How about riding in a monster truck in North Carolina with Grave Digger creator Dennis Anderson driving?!! The Best Buddies auction has Maui Jim Sunglasses, Grand Bear Resort family getaway, microblading, car-detailing, indoor golf, home and yard care, a chance to ride in a late model stockcar in Fairbury, and more!!! Click here to see everything you can bid on!

There will also be tickets for Minnesota vs Chicago (plus a Tesla to drive to and from the game) AND a $1K Jones Brothers Jewelers gift card you can win when you attend the Gala in person. Join in on the fun and get your tickets for the Best Buddies Champion of the Year Gala here!

ABOUT BEST BUDDIES INTERNATIONAL: 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, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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