Sat, Aug 28|
The House Barbell Club
Best Buddies Champion Fundraiser
Be awesome and support Best Buddies! Everybody needs a friend. But not everybody has one. It can be very hard for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to make connections on their own. So Best Buddies matches them with a peer volunteer to form a "buddy pair".
Time & Location
Aug 28, 2021, 10:00 AM
The House Barbell Club, 7920 N Sommer St, Peoria, IL 61615, USA
About the event
We are excited to announce that we will be hosting a “Walk” on August 28th @ 10:00AM to benefit the Best Buddies Champion of the Year: Central Illinois and Best Buddies International
A little bit about Best Buddies International…
Best Buddies International 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 (IDD).
Best Buddies is 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 Walk will be a relay style event. In teams of two: you will complete:
—400m farmer carry
—400m sled push
Each Partner must complete each portion.
If you would like to simply donate or walk the course, we gladly welcome your participation and help as well!
To donate, please follow the link to support our Champion Rachel. Thank you for your contribution!