Best Buddies Spotlight, November 2004
By: Elizabeth Wolford
On Saturday, October 9 th , guests gathered at the home of Sargent & Eunice Kennedy Shriver for the Sixteenth Annual Best Buddies Ball. Guests enjoyed an “Evening out of Exotic Africa”. The evening featured cocktails, live and silent auctions, dining and dancing.
This year, through the live auction held at the Best Buddies Ball, e-Buddies was able to raise $23,500.00 for the e-Buddies Training Corps. The e-Buddies Training Corps (ETC) is a summer internship program that sends college interns into agencies to teach consumers how to e-mail and sign up for e-Buddies. The $23,500 raised will allow e-Buddies to involve more interns from throughout the United States in the e-Buddies Training Corps. This in turn will let us introduce e-Buddies to more individuals with intellectual disabilities, thus creating more e-mail friendships.
For more information about national and local Best Buddies events please visit www.bestbuddies.org . The Best Buddies International website will provide you with detailed information regarding all of the Best Buddies events happening throughout the United States .
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