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Through raising funds and awareness for Best Buddies, our Champions will generate countless opportunities for friendships, jobs, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). At the campaign’s conclusion, we will join together to celebrate each other’s accomplishments, honor the Champions’ collective impact, and name the ultimate Champion of the Year!

Help us continue to provide these meaningful opportunities to people with IDD by supporting a Champion’s campaign, purchasing tickets, becoming a corporate sponsor, or making a general donation to the cause. We hope you’ll join us in this global movement!

Please join us on Friday, November 13th at 6:30 pm to celebrate friendship and inclusion. This year’s inspiring online event will feature our amazing ambassadors, inclusive entertainment, a virtual silent auction, a Bid from the Heart experience, and the crowning of our Grand Champion!

You can experience the magic of our mission right from your home! Virtual viewing is complimentary but there are several ways you can help us reach our goal of raising $100,000, including purchasing a Gala-To-Go box, becoming a sponsor, participating in the auction, and making a general donation!

As Best Buddies Minnesota’s largest fundraising event of the year, this gala is an essential part of growing and sustaining our life-changing programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Minnesota.

We can’t wait to CELEBRATE with you on November 13th!

Thank you to our generous sponsors of the 2020 Best Buddies in Minnesota Champion of the Year Gala. For more sponsorship inquiries or general event questions please contact Katey Nelson at

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Friday, November 13 6:30pm