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Welcome Clara Steele!
Jessica Foults
Best Buddies California welcomes a new team member this month! Clara Steele is the new Program Manager of our Los Angeles and Inland Empire Friendship Programs in Southern California... Date: 3/31/2014

Bay Area kicks off the Best Buddies Friendship Walk
Jessica Foults
On Tuesday, February 25th, Best Buddies San Francisco kicked off the Bay Area Friendship Walk with a Community Kickoff sponsored by Lightning Tavern in San Francisco... Date: 2/28/2014

Best Buddies California Hosts Two Friendship Walk Universities
Jessica Foults and Katelyn Quintero
Best Buddies California hosted their first ever Friendship Walk Universities during the month of November. Friendship Walk University (FWU) is a national training program developed by Best Buddies International intended to train our annual Friendship Walk Committees... Date: 11/25/2013

CORONA: Students with cognitive disabilities crowned king, queen
Stephen Wall
The royal couple walked arm in arm toward the middle of the football field, soaking in the cheers. Turning to face the crowd, they waved to their adoring fans as the roar grew louder... Date: 10/26/2013

4th Annual Best Buddies Poker Tournament
Jessica Foults
On Thursday, August 22nd, over 100 people came out to Audi's Beverly Hills location for the 4th Annual Best Buddies Poker Tournament, hosted by Kelly Hu, Chris Jacobs, and Jeff Jacobsen.... Date: 8/26/2013

Best Buddies CA Attends the 24th Annual Leadership Conference
Jessica Foults
On July 19th, 2013, over 1,700 Best Buddies Leaders from around the World traveled to Bloomington, Indiana for the 24th Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference... Date: 7/29/2013

Best Buddies Friendship Walk Raises $44,000
Jessica Foults
On May 4th, 2013, over 500 people came together at Shoreline Village in Long Beach, CA to walk in support of Best Buddies California... Date: 6/24/2013

Best Buddies Jobs Honors United Talent Agency with Vanguard Award
LA Confidential
UTA was honored for being the first of the Best Buddies' employers to hire a participant from their supported employment program... Date: 6/24/2013

Best Buddies Friendship Walk Raises $43,000 In The Bay Area
Katelyn Bollenbacher
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, over 400 people came together at The Music Concourse and Bandshell in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park to celebrate friendship, promote inclusion, and support Bay Area Best Buddies programs... Date: 5/27/2013

Best Buddies Dress up for Hollywood Nights Prom in Glendora
San Gabriel Valley Tribune
Nearly 200 students from around the San Gabriel Valley on Friday enjoyed a walk down the red carpet at the Glendora High Best Buddies "Hollywood Nights" Prom... Date: 4/22/2013

Best Buddies Celebrates the Holidays
Jessica Foults
Best Buddies California participants kicked off the 2012 Holiday Season with two Holiday events this year... Date: 1/25/2013

Best Buddies Participant Joins "The Insider" As Special Guest Correspondent At Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 Premiere
Rachel Spooner
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Park 2 grossed $141.3 million dollars over the weekend. As you can imagine, the Los Angeles premiere of the film was a hot ticket... Date: 12/4/2012

Shawn Afradi: Twilight Correspondent
Rachel Spooner
In October, "Entertainment Tonight"/"The Insider" hired Shawn, a Best Buddies Jobs participant, to work as a Production Assistant for the shows... Date: 11/19/2012

Archbold: Celebrating a homecoming princess with cerebral palsy and a 100-year-old Long Beach Woman
Rich Archbold
Ruby and Lindsay didn't know each other. They were separated in age by more than eight decades. But they had one thing in common: Both inspired everyone around them. And then something else happened that tied them together in my thoughts... Date: 10/13/2012

Bay Area Friendship Walk
Katelyn Bollenbacher
On Saturday, April 28, Over 200 people came together at The Music Conscourse Bandshell at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco to celebrate friendship, promote inclusion, and support Bay Area Best Buddies chapters through raising over $36,000... Date: 5/23/2012

Friendship Bloomed in Long Beach on April 21st
Patricia Evans
Over 380 students with and without disabilities, family members, jobs participants, employer partners and friends gathered to celebrate the Best Buddies mission of friendship and inclusion, and raised over $50,000 to support the cause... Date: 4/25/2012

Millikan's Best Buddies Change Lives
Rich Archbold
Lindsay Kerr and Samantha Mosier are laughing out loud, hanging out at Millikan High School where they are both juniors. They look like any other teenagers enjoying each other's company... Date: 4/21/2012

Buddy Talent 2012 - Win a Trip to Perform at Leadership Conference
Best Buddies International
Best Buddies would like to showcase the gifts of our participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities by hosting an online talent contest. We invite our participants with disabilities to submit a video featuring their talent(s)... Date: 4/3/2012

DBHS Gives Student a Special Gift
Catherine Garcia
Calvin Carrillo was surprised during the school's recent Homecoming game with his own letterman jacket... Date: 11/23/2011

Bowling For Buddies
Best Buddies California
There’s something about bowling that instantly makes you happy and when you pair that with a worthy cause, you have the recipe for an unforgettable evening... Date: 11/7/2011

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