|I'm with my buddies! Aaron, Jeremy, and Tyler|
This year, Best Buddies Texas is working on starting new chapters in the Dallas area. There are 99,000 students in special education programs in the DFW metroplex. Of the 236 high schools in the area, only 12 have Best Buddies chapters. I'm hoping to change that!
A fun and inspiring event was held at Alton Lane where Best Buddies supporters raised a glass to kick off of the campaign. Various Best Buddies representatives said a few words about what the cause means to them. Jeremy made a lovely speech about how Best Buddies has helped him develop friendships and live an independent life. Another one of my favorite buddies, Tyler, rocked an Alton Lane suit for the occasion. SMU grad and magician Trigg Watson Burrage cleverly wove the Best Buddies message into his act. It was pretty amazing! Shortly after the event, SMU student Meredith Carey wrote a fantastic article about the campaign in The Daily Campus!
|Tyler in Alton Lane|