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2011 Best Buddies Connecticut Events Archive
November and December 2011
BBCT Dance for a Cause

University of Hartford-Gengras Center
December 10, 2011  l  4:00 PM - 7:00 PM 

Old Saybrook High School
December 2, 2011  l  7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Southern Connecticut State University
Date TBA

Join Best Buddies Connecticut for our Fall Dance for a Cause events! Bring your friends and support friendship programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Connecticut. 

Monday, December 12, 2011
Best Buddies Receipe for Friendship Chef Challenge
Greenwich, Connecticut

7:00 - 10:00 pm

New Country Audi of Greenwich
200 West Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830

Please join us for a memorable evening hosted by New Country Audi of Greenwich that combines delicious food, desserts, and fabulous friendships featuring signature plates prepared by some of the area’s top restaurants. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Business Buddies: Networking With Heart
New Haven, CT

Toys for Tots Happy Hour

Wicked Wolf Tavern l 144 Temple Street

Join Business Buddies and area networking groups and professionals for the annual Toys for Tot fundraiser.  Make a child's holiday a little brighter and support Best Buddies this holiday season.

Please see our Business Buddies Page for upcoming events!

Sunday, October 23, 2011
Bowl for the Buds: Bowl-a-thon for Best Buddies
Newington and Milford, Connecticut

AMF Silver Lanes, East Hartford
AMF Milford Lanes, Milford

Join Best Buddies Connecticut as we host the fourth annual Bowl for the Buds bowl-a-thon. Choose from two locations and four options for bowling times. Bring your friends, your colleagues, your family and your buddies!

Thursday, October 20, 2011
New Haven, Connecticut

360 State Street
New Haven, Connecticut

Join us for New Haven’s hottest new wine event! Each guest brings a bottle of their favorite wines, while enjoying light hors d’oeurves and desserts, raffles, and silent auction while supporting Best Buddies Connecticut.

Tickets are $30 per person

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Business Buddies: Networking with Heart
Temple Grill, New Haven

5:30 - 7:30 pm
$15 admission (includes one drink ticket, appetizers and a raffle ticket)

Please join the Business Buddies for a Networking Happy Hour.  Enjoy free appetizers, happy hour drink specials and a raffle benefiting Best Buddies CT.

July 22-25, 2011
22nd annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference
Bloomington, Indiana

Indiana University

The Best Buddies International Leadership Conference brings together leaders from high school and college Best Buddies Chapters worldwide to discuss topics on social inclusion for people with intellectual disablities, leadership, communication, fundraising, and a variety of other topics.

Saturday, June 4, 2011
Audi Best Buddies Challange: Hyannis Port
Boston to Hyannis Port, Massachusetts

Sign up today and join our event Chair, Tom Brady, for the 12th  Annual Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port on June 4, 2011 from Boston to Hyannis Port, MA.  Join Team Connecticut for this amazing event!

Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22
Best Buddies CT Day at Mystic Aquarium
Mystic, Connecticut

Join Best Buddies and Mystic Aquaium for a weekend of fun! Guests that mention Best Buddies will recieve discounted tickets.

Adults $19, children (ages 3-17) $14, and children 3 and under are free!

A $5 lunch voucher is also available.   There will be "animal Interactions" programs from 11am-3pm each day. 

Saturday, April 30, 2011
Best Buddies Friendship Walk: North Haven
North Haven, Connecticut

9:00am Registration
11:00am - Walk  

North Haven Middle School
55 Bailey Road, North Haven

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 to be advocates for social inclusion in your community.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Best Buddies Wheelchair Madness
Fairfield, Connecticut

5:00 - 10:00pm

Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University will host a Wheelchair Basketball Tournament at their facility in Fairfield. Teams of athletes with and without disabilities will compete to win in this challenging sport. It promises to be an exciting, fun-filled event.

Thursday, March 31, 2011
Best Buddies Connecticut Talent Showcase
New Haven, Connecticut

6:00pm: Reception
7:00-9:00pm: Talent Showcase

Wilbur Cross High School

Best Buddies participants from schools across the state will sing, dance, and act their way across the stage, or create visual art to be raffled off to lucky audience members.  Join parents, students, and local businesses in celebrating the abilities of our participants.  Open to the public.

Month of March
Celebrate Best Buddies Month

In 1992, Anthony Kennedy Shriver, founder of Best Buddies, named March Best Buddies Month in recognition of the efforts made to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and to draw attention to the work still to be done to diminish the isolation and misunderstanding that often surrounds intellectual disabilities.  Join Best Buddies in the celebration at any of of events!

Monday, March 7, 2011
Friendship Walk Community Kickoff
North Haven, Connecticut

7:00pm - 8:30pm

North Haven Recreation Center
7 Linsley Street
North Haven, CT 

You are invited to learn more about becoming a Team Captain! When you become a Team Captain, you will create power in numbers by motivating friends, family, coworkers, and others to join you in the Friendship Walk. You will make a difference in the life of a person with intellectual disabilities and being a team leader is easy and fun!

This event is open to all ages!  Bring the whole family!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Spread the Word to End the Word Day

Respectful and inclusive language is essential to the movement for the dignity and humanity of people with intellectual disabilities.  However, much of society does not recognize the hurtful, dehumanizing and exclusive effects of the word “retard(ed).”

It is time to address the minority slur “retard(ed)” and raise the consciousness of society to its hurtful effects.

Visit to learn how you can Spread the Word to End the Word.
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