Best Buddies Pennsylvania
October 4, 2011
As a Board Member, I could not be more proud to be a part of this growing organization in the Pittsburgh region. My brother has Down Syndrome and it is through programs like Best Buddies that he has been able to develop into the amazing young man that he is today. He is almost a black belt in Karate, educates college students on Down Syndrome, works a full time job at a local nursing home, and has won gold medals in basketball and golf in the local special olympics (which he won with his 'Buddy'). Even though he has three brothers, it was through a Best Buddies program that he was able to really expand his network and life skills. I look forward to my role on the Best Buddies Board and being a small part of the passionate team ready to launch the organization to new heights in Pittsburgh!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
watching the joy of friendship for individuals with IDD.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
advise the local governments to provide more funding to this very important non-profit.
Board Member & Board Member.