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By Carolyn Downes
e-Buddies Program Manager, Massachusetts

March is Best Buddies Month

Here at Best Buddies, we think all of the friendships are top-notch and we would like to take the time to honor them. But each friendship in the five friendship programs is so wonderful that we need more than a day or a week to celebrate. This is why we have dedicated the entire month of March to celebrating these friendships. Each state works extremely hard to create fun-packed activities to recognize Best Buddies Month.

In Boston, Massachusetts, there will be 554 Best Buddies participants flocking to the Fleet Center to watch the Boston Celtics play the Washington Wolverines on March 5th. This will be the fourth straight year that BBMA has cheered the Celtics as part of Best Buddies month.

Also attending a sporting event will be Best Buddies Arizona. On March 5th, Best Buddies from all over the Grand Canyon State will descend on the Glendale Arena to support the Phoenix Coyotes as they battle it out against the Montreal Canadiens.

Best Buddies California and Best Buddies Pennsylvania are not taking Best Buddies Month sitting down. They are getting out of their chairs and on their feet to present 5K road races. BBCA will have their 5K on March 6th with music, food, and carnival booths but most importantly - there will be fun! Then on March 27th, in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, BBPA will host their 2nd Annual Friendship 5K.

Some of the Best Buddies offices arrange the absolute most amazing themes and activities for their events. Down in the bayou, Best Buddies Louisiana will host an event called Magazine Street Madness. In New Orleans on March 20th, a six-mile stretch of restaurants, salons, art galleries and shops will help raise money for BBLA by donating a portion of all their sales from that day. The festive occasion will also include wine-tasting and extended shopping hours.

Best Buddies Rhode Island will be hosting the Strike up a Friendship with Best Buddies event. Existing and prospective high school and college chapters from across the state will bowl while meeting other Best Buddies participants from their state.

In the state which host the largest single-day sporting event in the world, the Indianapolis 500, Best Buddies Indiana will be partying with the Panther Racing team, a member of the Indy Racing League. The fabulous event on March 27th will include great food, entertainment, and an awards ceremony.

Over the 31 days of Best Buddies month, there are still so many more great events happening. For more details on events in your area, please feel free to contact your local Best Buddies office.

Happy Best Buddies Month!

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