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Best Buddies Iowa Chef Challenge
Jilian Schoonover
The Best Buddies Chef Challenge brings together volunteers and supporters to celebrate friendship and inclusion on Thursday, October 15 at Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines... Date: 10/5/2015

Best Buddies Iowa Local Leadership Training Day (LLTD)
Jilian Schoonover
Best Buddies Iowa kicked off the year at Local Leadership Training day Sunday, September 20th. Chapter leaders from all over the metro came together to learn from one another and plan for the semester ahead... Date: 10/5/2015

Best Buddies Friendship Walk Raises $8,000 in Eastern Iowa
Melanie Hopkins
On Saturday, April 18, Best Buddies Iowa kicked off Friendship Walk season by hosting the Eastern Iowa Friendship Walk at City Park in Iowa City, raising a total of $8,000 for Best Buddies Iowa programs... Date: 4/23/2015

2014 Chef Challenge
Jillian Schoonover
The 2014 Chef Challenge was a banner night for Best Buddies Iowa, as it was the organization’s best fundraiser to date, bringing in nearly $95,000 that will go to support programs! Date: 10/17/2014

2014 Best Buddies Leadership Conference
Jillian Schoonover
The 2014 25th annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference was an amazing, inspirational extended weekend for Best Buddies Iowa’s 40 student leaders, which was made up of 7 Ambassadors, 8 College students, and 25 High School students from the state of Iowa... Date: 7/31/2014

Shooting Stars Cheer team and Best Buddies Iowa
Laura Holms
Shooting Stars Cheer team features kids with IDD and Best Buddies Iowa... Date: 2/5/2013

Best Buddies Friendship Walk welcomes our honorary chairs Tyler Sash & Jessica Versteeg
Laura Holms
Sign up your team today and join us at the Friendship Walk! Date: 2/3/2013

High School Insider: Valley swimmer Abbie Kliegl inspires spectators
Tommy Birch
At the start of each West Des Moines Valley girls’ swimming meet, opposing fans find themselves cheering against the Tigers. By the end of the night, the two sides are always cheering together... Date: 10/14/2012

Best Buddies Valley High School Mascot Home Run Derby
Laura Holms
Best Buddies Iowa schools participate in the Valley High School Home Run Derby... Date: 10/8/2012

Best Buddies Iowa Friendship Walk/5K & Day at the Iowa Cubs!
Laura Holms
Despite a cold and rainy day, more than 350 people gathered to walk in support of those living with an intellectual or developmental disability... Date: 5/12/2012

Buddy Talent 2012 - Win a Trip to Perform at Leadership Conference
Best Buddies International
Best Buddies would like to showcase the gifts of our participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities by hosting an online talent contest. We invite our participants with disabilities to submit a video featuring their talent(s)... Date: 4/3/2012

Best Buddies Chapters Lobby At The State Capitol To Remove The R-Word From State Legislation
Laura Holms
Best Buddies Chapters helped lobby at the State Capitol to remove the R-Word from state legislation... Date: 3/20/2012

City High Leader Welcomes Diversity
Max Friedman
As the president of City High’s Best Buddies chapter, Francesca Crutchfield-Stoker proves to be a model student... Date: 3/4/2012

The ‘R’ Word Is Officially Yanked From Iowa Law
Des Moines Register
As the president of City High’s Best Buddies chapter, Francesca Crutchfield-Stoker proves to be a model student... Date: 3/4/2012

Take the pledge to end use of the ‘R’-word
Mark A. Reed & Laura Holms
The word hurts, even if it is not directed at a person with intellectual and developmental disabilities... Date: 3/2/2012

Best Buddies Iowa Chef Challenge
Laura Holms
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Country Club Market win the 2011 Best Buddies Iowa Chef Challenge... Date: 10/14/2011

Iowa Buddy Ambassadors meet with Anthony Kennedy Shriver
Laura Holms
Ben Meyer and Danielle Kraayenbrink, Best Buddies Iowa Ambassadors met with Best Buddies Founder Anthony Kennedy Shriver at the annual Leadership Conference... Date: 10/14/2011

Meredith Special Interest Media partners with Best Buddies Iowa
Laura Holms
Carlos Avecedo, senior food editor with Meredith Special Interest Media, teamed up with his Buddy, Carmen Parrott, to create an exciting dish for the Best Buddies Chef Challenge... Date: 10/14/2011

Chick-fil-A Spirit Nights to benefit Best Buddies Iowa
Laura Holms
Summer is a busy time and Best Buddies Iowa and Chick-fil-A want to make sure you and your Buddies don’t lose touch! Date: 5/10/2011

13Cares: Best Buddies
Erin Kiernan
High School proms sometimes leave some students out, but a local group is making sure everyone and their buddies have a night of glitz and glamour... Date: 5/5/2010

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