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By Elizabeth Wolford

On Saturday, October 28th, Best Buddies will host the Eighteenth Annual Best Buddies Ball; "Tzedakah Ball". This event will be held at the home of Sargent and Eunice Kennedy Shriver in Potomac, Maryland. The Best Buddies Ball is a spectacular black tie gala complete with delicious food, amazing entertainment, and time with new and old friends.

As usual, the Ball will support Best Buddies friendships worldwide. Last year, to celebrate the opening of our Hong Kong office, the Ball’s theme was An Asian Affair. This year, the Ball will have a special focus – bringing Best Buddies friendship programs to Israel. Our goal is to raise $1.3 million, a portion of which will be used to open and sustain Best Buddies programs at Israeli universities and high schools. It is in honor of this effort, that the evening will be called The Tzedakah Ball. Tzedakah is the Hebrew word for charity.

Guests dressed in their best black tie attire will be treated to an evening to remember. The event will begin at 6:30pm with guests enjoying cocktails and participating in the silent auction. A formal, gourmet dinner will be served to all guests, followed by the live auction and special entertainment.

Whether bidding on auction items, talking with friends or simply enjoying the delicious food and wonderful atmosphere, all guests will have the satisfaction of knowing that they have spent their evening supporting Best Buddies International.

Please visit www.bestbuddies.org for more information about the Eighteenth Annual Best Buddies Ball; "Tzedakah Ball".


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