On November 9, Best Buddies Indiana will host our Champion of the Year Gala event to recognize our 12 Champion nominees, celebrate the conclusion of our annual Champion of the Year campaign, and crown our ultimate 2019 Champion of the Year.
Through 8 weeks of fundraising and awareness for Best Buddies, our Champions will generate countless opportunities for friendships, jobs, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the state of Indiana through Best Buddies programs, which benefit more than 6,500 people statewide.
Our 12 Champion nominees include:
Emma Benner, Synapse Sitters
Brian Bondus, ALO Property Group
Jennifer Ciochina, Jerry Ross Elementary School
Erin Coleman, Capital Group
Catie Combellick, Miss Indiana Teen USA
Malarie Hensley, Frankton Jr/Sr High School
Kamdyn Hiner, Student at Mt. Vernon High School
Zayda Owens, Pendleton Best Buddies Citizens Program
Laci Randel, Roche Diagnostics Corporation
Brittany Sutton, Hall Center for Law & Health, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Chris Thornton, The Cellular Connection
Joslyn Wims, Student at Bishop Chatard High School
Tickets for the Champion of the Year Gala are available for purchase at www.bestbuddieschampion.org/indiana. For sponsorship or event inquiries, please contact Natalie Seibert at NatalieSeibert@bestbuddies.org or 317.436.8440 x41.