Thursday, November 12, 2020

Best Buddies International -- Everyday Diversity Auction & Sweeps

Best Buddies International is hosting the Everyday Diversity Auction & Sweepstakes to benefit individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities impacted by COVID-19.
This virtual auction and sweepstakes will offer the general public the opportunity to purchase exclusive items and experiences across a wide range of categories including fine art, vacation destinations, luxury goods and sports memorabilia, as well as one-of-a-kind VIP experiences with Hollywood superstars, professional athletes, musicians, and so much more.  
The event launched on November 9, 2020 with items that include surfing and lunch with professional surfer Makua Rothmana Fantasy Football Experience with ESPN's NFL Insider Adam Schefter; a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the Dolce & Gabbana show during Paris Fashion Week; and exclusive vacation packages in Aspen, Colorado, Harbor Island, BahamasCabo San Lucas, Mexico and Fronsac, France. The fundraising goal for the Everyday Diversity Auction & Sweepstakes is $1 million in sales and donations. New items will be rolled out each week until this goal is reached.
100% of the proceeds generated from the online auction and sweepstakes will be used to provide immediate and critical services to Best Buddies participants negatively impacted by the current global pandemic. This includes job training for participants and employers, leadership training so that ambassadors are able to advocate for their needs, resources to ensure that friendship programs can pivot into the virtual space and inclusive living opportunities.
Inclusion isn't canceled.  It's evolving. For more information about the Everyday Diversity Auction & Sweepstakes, visit www.bestbuddies.org/auctionandsweepstakes.


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