August 19, 2012. Washington, D.C.: Chris joined his friends from Best Buddies for some basketball time in D.C before playing in the Goodman League tournament. For three years, Chris has been inspired by these the Buddies with such big hearts. Chris has met hundreds of Best Buddies and Peer Buddies across the U.S. and even internationally. Chris expressed himself in his letter to Best Buddies, “A lot of my fans are different too, so you know what I’m talking about. So, I’m asking my fans, that when you see someone that is different than you are, take time out to be nice and say a kind word. Don’t laugh or make fun of, or even call names, but to respect and treat them the way you want to be treated.”
About Best Buddies International:
Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Founded in 1989 by Anthony K. Shriver, Best Buddies is a vibrant organization that has grown from one original chapter to almost 1,500 middle school, high school, and college chapters worldwide. Today, Best Buddies’ eight formal programs — Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges, Citizens, e-Buddies® , Jobs, Ambassadors, and Promoters — engage participants in each of the 50 states and in 50 countries, positively impacting the lives of nearly 700,000 people with and without disabilities around the world. As a result of their involvement with Best Buddies, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities secure rewarding jobs, live on their own, become inspirational leaders, and make lifelong friendships.
For more information, please visit www.bestbuddies.org, facebook.com/bestbuddies or twitter.com/bestbuddies