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Best Buddies Spotlight
By Ginney Robertson
Well, it's March, and you know what that means - Best Buddies Month! Every March, Best Buddies across the country plan special events and outings to celebrate their chapter and state. These are just a few of the events planned for this month.
In California, the Best Buddies Bash is planned for March 9th. This will include a 5K Run, a 1 Mile Buddy Walk, Games, Prizes, and a lot of entertainment. Orlando, Flroida will also be having a 5K Fun Run on March 23rd, to celebrate Orlando Best Buddies Day. Broward County, Florida will celebrate its Best Buddies Day on March 2nd. Students at the University of Northern Florida will have a picnic outing on March 31st, and University of Texas, Austin students will have one on March 24th to celebrate.
In Arizona, several special events are planned for Best Buddies Month. The first event on March 14th is a silent action sponsored by Phoenix International Raceway and the Indy Racing League called the Speedfest for Friendship Silent Auction. The Indy Racing League will also be supporting a special race package put together by Panther Racing for the race on March 17th. Finally on March 30th the Phoenix Coyotes will be holding the first Arizona Best Buddies Bash at their game against the Colorado Avalanche.
Check with the Best Buddies office nearest you to see what events are upcoming in your area to celebrate Best Buddies Month. Just click here to see the full calendar of events. Have fun and spread the Best Buddies mission of inclusion.
Ginney Robertson writes the Best Buddies Spotlight article each month for the e-Beat. If you have any questions or ideas for future articles, please contact her at GinneyR@bestbuddies.org.