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  • Daniel Noltemeyer
  • Best Buddies is very proud to announce that our "Buddy" Daniel Noltemeyer is a finalist for the Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award from the NASCAR Foundation! Daniel is "the first person with a disability to be considered and become a finalist for this national recognition." Please visit to vote daily...


  • Meet Sarah Kern, Employment Consultant
  • Sarah Kern is thrilled to be joining the Best Buddies Virginia staff as an Employment Consultant, and brings a great deal of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities...

  • Best Buddies Jobs
  • Halloween may be what October is most famous for but here at Best Buddies, October is also National Disability Employment Awareness month! Best Buddies International launched the I'm In To Hire campaign on October 7th with the goal of promoting the business benefits of hiring individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to create a more inclusive workplace...
  • Friendship Updates
  • It has been a spooky and stellar month here at Best Buddies Virginia! Our chapters are back in full swing after the 2014 Audi Best Buddies Challenge: Washington, DC. Matches have been finalized, and brand new friendships are beginning to blossom. This year, our 44 chapters throughout Virginia and Washington, DC have signed up over 2,200 members and have made over 500 matches!

    This year our Friendship Programs have made major strides in increasing parent involvement. Several of our schools have hosted great parent potlucks so that students can meet their new buddies' families...

  • Fall Into Friendship
  • September brings some of our favorite things: pumpkin lattes, crisp air, autumn leaves, and most importantly, new friendships. As our students return for another school year, fall is a time where we see the first steps of an often-lifelong journey of friendship...
  • Earth Day and The Amazing Spiderman 2
  • On April 22nd, despite the threat of thunderstorms, nearly 100 Best Buddies Virginia School Friendship chapter members descended upon Bon Air Park in Arlington to plant 400 trees and flowers for Earth Day.

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  • Carmine's Happy Hour
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Come out and enjoy amazing appetizers and drink specials at Carmine's, located at 425 7th Street, NW, in Washington, DC! Every dollar raised, up to $5,000, will be matched by a secret donor. Delicious complementary food! Fantastic Happy Hour drink specials! Great people and the warm fuzzy holiday feeling you get knowing that you are helping to make the lives of dynamic young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities - and their typical peers - a little brighter this school year.
  • Georgetown Figure Skating Club Annual Holiday Benefit Show
  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
    Join Georgetown Figure Skating Club, Best Buddies Virginia, Gracenotes and GIVES for the GFSC Second Annual Holiday Benefit Show!
    The show includes skating and musical performances, as well as the ability to participate in a public skating session.
    Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door, with all proceeds donated to Best Buddies Virginia.

    Click here to buy your tickets now!


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