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2012 Best Buddies Florida Events Archive

Saturday, December 8, 2012
Best Buddies Florida & Gulfstream Park presents:
A Day at the Races
Hallandale Beach, Florida

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ten Palms Restaurant

Best Buddies Broward hosts a Day at the Races on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the New Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino inside the Ten Palms Restaurant. This event will provide exclusive all day viewing of races featuring 3 Best Buddies Named Races. Enjoy an unlimited lavish buffet, private sponsored bar, silent auction and access to casino.

Gulfstream Park Tickets: $100pp (includes valet parking, unlimited buffet & sponsored bar)

Ladies ride in with your Derby Style Hats and Gents enjoy the Food, Cocktails & Contenders


Thursday, December 6, 2012
Business Buddies Ugly Sweater Event
Orlando, Florida

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Harry Buffalo (129 W Church Street)

Join Business Buddies for our ugly sweater competition and networking event. We will celebrate the holiday season by collecting toys for XL106.7's Baby DJ project (if you bring a toy you get an extra raffle ticket). Tickets to the event are $10 in advance and $15 at the door and include 2 free drinks, appetizers, raffle prizes and much more!



Saturday, November 17, 2012
Best Buddies Central Florida Gala & Casino Night
Presented by Classic Audi
Orlando, Florida

The MEZZ

Best Buddies Central Florida hosts the annual Best Buddies Gala on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at The MEZZ in downtown Orlando. This event features an enticing Casino Night theme complete with Black Jack, Roulette, Craps and Poker, as well as live entertainment and prizes for top winners. Each guest will also enjoy complimentary valet parking, lavish hors d’oeuvres, delicious beverages, and a robust silent auction. Johnny Magic, from Mix 106.7's Johnny's House, will be the guest emcee for the evening!


Saturday, November 17, 2012
Best Buddies Miami Ambassador Training
Miami, Florida

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Greenberg Traurig

Best Buddies Miami will be hosting a Buddy Ambassador Training with Greenberg Traurig on Saturday, November 17th. Lunch will be provided to volunteers and buddies in attendance.


Friday, November 16, 2012
Best Buddies Miami Gala Bash
Miami, Florida

8:00 PM - MIDNIGHT

Marlins Park

The Best Buddies Miami Gala Bash is brought to you by Co-Chairs Brittney Ginsburg and Roxanna Nowrouzi and a superstar group of philanthropic high school students who have teamed up to host Da Bash! This young and dynamic event committee will be bringing Far East Movement to the Miami Gala and opening the concert to over 400 Miami-Dade and Broward students. The event is open to all students.


Thursday, November 15, 2012
Jacksonville Business Buddies Power Hour
Jacksonville, Florida

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Blue Room at the Jacksonville Landing

$10 donation will get you 2 adult beverage and appetizers. There will also be a fun game with the chance to win many amazing raffle prizes. Funds raised will benefit Best Buddies in the Jacksonville area.


Saturday, November 10, 2012
Best Buddies Jacksonville Ambassador Training
Jacksonville, Florida

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Seacoast Christian Academy
8057 Arlington Expressway
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Best Buddies Jacksonville will be hosting a Buddy Ambassador Training. Buddies and Volunteers needed. Lunch will be provided.


Saturday, November 10, 2012
Best Buddies Miami Fall Fling Dance
Miami, Florida

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Days Inn
7250 Northwest 11th Street, Miami, FL 33126

Best Buddies Miami will be hosting a Fall Fling dance for all program participants. Admission is $5

Friday, October 19, 2012
Best Buddies Halloween Dance: Goblins Groove
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ft. Lauderdale

Best Buddies Broward hosts the Goblins Groove Halloween Dance for Best Buddies Broward participants with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Cost of tickets will be $10.00 at the door. Registration for this event begins on September 24th, 2012. You must be registered to attend.

Sunday, October 14, 2012
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day: Kickball Tournament
Tampa, Florida

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Al Lopez Park

Best Buddies Tampa Bay school friendship program participants and volunteers will be getting together for a kickball tournament in celebration of EKS Day. Music and food will be provided to celebrate “Playing Unified, Living Unified”

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Best Buddies Miami Ambassador Training
Miami, Florida

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport

Best Buddies Miami will be hosting a Buddy Ambassador Training. Buddies and Volunteers needed. Light snacks and refreshments will be served, guests are asked to bring $15 for lunch.

Friday, October 5, 2012
Sixth Annual Bet on Friendships Casino Night
Jacksonville, Florida

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Marsh Landing Country Club

Jacksonville Bet on Friendships is a Casino Night event to raise funds for Best Buddies

Saturday, September, 22, 2012
Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day: Kickball Tournament
Miami, Florida

Tropical Park
7900 SW 40 Street
Miami, FL 33155

Best Buddies Miami’s friendship and jobs programs participants will be getting together for a kickball tournament in celebration of EKS Day. We ask all guests to also bring a donation of a gift card with a $5-$10 value, movie tickets, and other gift certificates geared towards children and young adults. All donated items will be donated to the Children’s Home Society.

Thursday, August 23, 2012
Business Buddies College Football Kickoff
Orlando, Florida

Join Business Buddies for a great networking event celebrating the kickoff of the college football season at Frank & Steins Eatery and Pub on Thursday, August 23rd from 6-8pm. Whether you’re a diehard FSU, UF, UCF or any other college football fan – support your team and join the oldest networking event in Orlando.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Business Buddies at BlackFinn
Jacksonville, Florida

6:00 PM -  8:00 PM

BlackFinn American Grille
4840 Big Island Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32246
jacksonville.blackfinnamericangrille.com

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Bowling for Buddies
Miami, Florida

6:00 PM -  12:00 AM (Midnight)

Lucky Strike Luxury Lanes
1691 Michigan Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
www.bowlluckystrike.com

Business Buddies Miami invites you to a night of bowling, networking, and cocktails. General Admission is $20, Strike VIP Lanes $1,000, Bowling Lanes for 6 $350 and VIP Booths $250.

Monday, June 4, 2012
Audi quattro Cup presented by Classic Audi
Orlando, Florida

Lake Nona Golf & Country Club
9100 Chiltern Drive
Orlando, FL 32827
www.lakenona.com

Classic Audi is pleased to host the 2012 Central Florida qualifying tournament for the Audi quattro Cup. This year’s tournament takes place at the exclusive Lake Nona Golf and Country Club in serene Lake Nona, one of the top golf communities in America. The tournament includes qualifying and non-qualifying play. Both consist of two-person teams.

Sunday, May 20, 2012
Friendship Ball – “A World of Pure Imagination”
Miami, Florida

4:00 PM -  7:00 PM

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
Tampa Airport-Westshore
4500 West Cypress Street
Tampa, FL 33607
Phone: (813) 879-4800
www.placesdoubletree.com/tampa-airport-westshore

Friendship Ball “A World of Pure Imagination” (Tampa’s theme this year) is a favorite and “must-attend” activity on the calendar for many of our participants, and an annual highlight of Florida's Best Buddies programs.

This electrifying dance is a prom-like event that is put on by our staff, board members, and volunteer committee members, every spring in all five Best Buddies Florida cities for our High School, Middle School and College programs.

This event is so special in that it gives hundreds of teenagers with an intellectual or developmental disability the opportunity to experience a real high school formal, complete with the crowning of the Friendship Ball Court.

Admission:
$10 per person

What admission includes:
Food, dessert and beverages, entertainment, raffle and a special “Parent Session.”

Sponsored by:
The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration, Inc. www.sntcenter.org

Friday, May18, 2012
Best Buddies Friendship Ball: “Mardi Masquerade”
Weston, Florida

7:00 PM -  10:00 PM

Cypress Bay High School
18600 Vista Park Blvd
Weston, FL 33323
www.cypressbayhigh.com

Best Buddies Broward hosts the Twelfth Annual Best Buddies Friendship for Best Buddies Broward participants with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Participants in Best Buddies programs will gather at Cypress Bay High School on May 18, 2012 from 7 – 10 pm.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Tampa
Tampa, Florida

Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is a fun-filled community fundraiser to support your local Best Buddies programs of inclusion. Our friendship, integrated employment and leadership programs educate people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be advocates for social inclusion in your community.

Saturday, April 21, 2012
Best Buddies Friendship Walk: South Florida
Hollywood, Florida

Topeekeegee Yugnee Park

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is a fun-filled community fundraiser to support your local Best Buddies programs of inclusion. Our friendship, integrated employment and leadership programs educate people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be advocates for social inclusion in your community.

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Best Buddies Friendship Walk: Central Florida
Orlando, Florida

Cypress Grove Park

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is a fun-filled community fundraiser to support your local Best Buddies programs of inclusion. Our friendship, integrated employment and leadership programs educate people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be advocates for social inclusion in your community.

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Best Buddies at Pangaea
Hollywood, Florida

7:00 PM -  9:00 PM

Pangaea
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
5707 Seminole Way
Hollywood, FL 33314
www.pangaea-lounge.com

Join us as for a kickoff to the 2012 South Florida Friendship Walk in style at Pangaea located at the Seminole Hardrock Hotel and Casino. For more info, call (954) 449-6522.

$20 admission includes cocktail and hors d’oeuvres.

Saturday, March 24, 2012
Best Buddies Friendship Walk Team Captain Kick-Off
Hollywood, Florida

4:00 PM -  6:00 PM

Dave and Buster’s - Hollywood
3000 Oakwood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33020
www.daveandbusters.com

Join us for a fun afternoon in honor of Best Buddies Month and the Friendship Walk! Event includes food, drinks, games and a Buddy Ambassador presentation.(Parents and adults over 21 will have access to cash bar).

Every Team Captain and their matched Peer/Buddy will receive a game card for the pair to enjoy!!! (must be registered for the Friendship Walk to receive a game card).

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Best Buddies Friendship Walk Kick-Off Party
Orlando, Florida

6:00 PM -  7:30 PM

Historic Dubsdread Golf Club
549 West Par Street
Orlando, FL 32804
www.historicaldubsdread.com

Grab your friends, colleagues, and family and join Best Buddies Central Florida for the Friendship Walk Kick Off Party! Enjoy complimentary chef selected hors d’oeurves and beverages while taking in the exciting details of the 2nd annual Friendship Walk, taking place April 14th.

You’ll hear from our special guests and learn how to gather a team or a group of volunteers for the event. Not to mention you’ll learn how you can earn exciting prizes leading up to the walk!

Sunday, March 11, 2012
Best Buddies Friendship Ball
Orlando, Florida

4:30 PM -  7:00 PM

Heavens Event Center
8240 Exchange Drive
Orlando, Florida 32809
www.heaven8240.com

The Best Buddies Friendship Ball is a opportunity for buddy pairs to attend a prom just for them! Often times students with disabilities do not feel included or invited to attend their school prom. This event will be a last memory for all students that attend.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Best Buddies at YOLO
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

7:00 PM -  9:00 PM

YOLO/O Lounge
333 Las Olas Blvd
Fort Lauderdale
www.yolorestaurant.com

Join us as we kickoff the 2012 South Florida Friendship Walk in style at Yolo on Las Olas in Downtown Fort Lauderdale! $20 admission includes cocktail and hors d’oeuvres.

Sunday, February 19, 2012
Best Buddies Friendship Walk Kick-Off Party
Tampa, Florida

9:00 AM -  3:00 PM

Glazier Children’s Museum
110 West Gasparilla Plaza
Tampa, FL 33602

The 2012 Best Buddies Tampa Friendship Walk Kick-Off is coordinated for any and ALL Best Buddies chapter members and supporters--- Citizens, Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Parents, Faculty and Corporate Teams, as an afternoon of celebration, information and an opportunity to meet our 2012 Walk Chair, Laura Simon from the Tampa Bay Times. Everyone is welcomed!

Saturday, February 18, 2012
Best Buddies Ambassador Training
Orlando, Florida

9:00 AM -  3:00 PM

BBCFL Office
3975 S. Orange Blossom Trail, Ste 113
Orlando, FL 32839

Best Buddies is currently seeking volunteers for our Buddy Ambassador training scheduled for Saturday, February 18th from 9am to 3pm. Drinks, snacks and lunch are provided. The Ambassador training is a one-day training that gives them the tools and knowledge to represent Best Buddies as "Ambassadors" in their schools and communities.

Volunteers will be matched with one of the students and throughout the day will help them write a speech and practice with them so that the Buddy can present his/her speech at the end of the day/training.

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Business Buddies: Best Buddies South Beach Soirée
Miami, Florida

8:30 PM - 10:30 PM

W Hotel South Beach
2201 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Business Buddies Miami invites you to “Eat, Drink & Be Social” at South Beach’s W Hotel. $20 presale donation, $25 donation at the door and $750 donation for VIP Cabana for 10 people

What admission includes:
General Admission includes Open Bar provided by Botran Rums and admission to event. $750 VIP Cabana includes Open Bar provided by Botran Rums, Cabana for 10 people, one bottle of Botran Rum with mixers and hors d’oeuvres!
 
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